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Council must clean up ‘appalling’ Wicklow dump within three years

The Court of Appeal has upheld an order giving Wicklow County Council three years to clean up what it described as a huge and “appalling” illegal dump with a “Kafkaesque” history.  The council itself dumped vast amounts of waste on the illegal Whitestown site near Baltinglass over two decades and was aware, or should have been, from at least the mid-1990s of the “shocking” breach of the Waste Mana...
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Potential Brownfield housing site so contaminated workers would not be able to touch the soil

Engineers clearing a proposed Derbyshire housing site contaminated with industrial waste would have to wear protective clothing and masks.  They would also be advised not to let the soil they would be removing touch their skin.  It’s because of a legacy of the dumping of harmful industrial waste products at the site at Somercotes, including poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals. But a developer ...
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Chemical waste leaking into River Clyde pose ‘immediate health risk’

Contaminated land under Clydeside poses an immediate risk to human health because of toxic waste leaking into the River Clyde, politicians have been warned.  Poisons in the ground dumped by a former chemical factory are leaking into the river and urgent action is required, a regeneration agency has said. Cancer-causing chromium-VI has been found flowing into the river, especially when it rains,...
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No definitive timeline for resumption of Haulbowline remediation

Clean-up works on of one of Ireland’s worst cases of industrial pollution, the former Ispat/Irish Steel site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, have been delayed indefinitely.  Three heavily contaminated sites on the island were to have been remediated by last July but, with only one – the former east tip – remediated so far, plant and equipment were taken off the island in the latter half of ...
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Laois factory land will take years to decontaminate and remediate says EPA

Contaminated site remediation has finally begun on a factory site in Laois, and it will take years to make the land safe for use.  The land was poisoned by chemicals from Avon Cosmetic's factory Arlington Ltd that closed in Portarlington in 2000.  Arlington Ltd made costume jewellery and soap for over 20 years on the Canal Road site. However a chemical solvent was regularly dumped on land behin...
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