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Verde Project - Thurles Library


Tier 1 & Tier 2 Risk Assessment for Historical Landfill Site at Thurles Library


PHM Consulting / Tipperary Co. Council, Thurles Library, Co. Tipperary, Ireland



Project Summary/Goals

Verde provided environmental consultancy services to PHM Consulting in a planning application to Tipperary Co. Council involving the extension of Thurles Library on an historical landfill site.

Verde completed Site Investigation and Risk Assessment works according the EPA Code of Practice for Unregulated Landfills.

Reporting recommendations were made to  minimize potential escape of leachate or air emissions/ landfill gas during redevelopment works.

Verde Group’s role on the project

Verde assisted Limerick City & Co. Council in the following areas:

  • Environmental review of site incorporating all available data sources (internal and external) including historical trial pitting and geophysical surveys.
  • Site Investigations to include drilling, soil sampling and monitoring well installation.
  • Completion of landfill gas “spike survey” to identify localized of high landfill gas emissions across the site.
  • Installation of permanent groundwater/ leachate and landfill gas monitoring wells and associated environmental monitoring.
  • Tier 1 & 2 Unregulated Waste Risk Assessment following the EPA Code of Practice.
  • Consultation to minimize potential environmental and human health risks associated with the development.