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LANDFILL CASE STUDIES

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LANDFILL CASE STUDIES

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  1. LANDFILL CASE STUDIES Case study of a site within Rochdale MBC

  2. LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND Main statutory mechanisms Part 2A • 1990 Environmental Protection Act • 1995 Environment Act • Part 2A • Came into force in 2000 • Provided LA as the statutory body for enforcement • Legally defined contaminated land • Required LA to inspect its area for land which could be contaminated • Develop a strategy on how to inspect its area

  3. Setting the scene • One of ten boroughs within Greater Manchester • Population approximately 210,000 • Historically a market centre with emphasis in wool manufacture • Manufacturing industries grew including metal and chemical processes • Has a rich heritage including SSSI, SBI, SPB, listed buildings and conservation zones

  4. HIGH PRIORITY SITES • 35 sites identified: • 21 Dye works • 3 Chemical works • 3 Asbestos works • 2 Gas works • 2 Oil processing facilities • 1 Colliery • 1 Industrial landfill • 2 Petrol filling stations • 160 LANDFILLS, 40 may represent a gas risk

  5. SITE HISTORY: 1920’s

  6. 1959

  7. 1979 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH

  8. The site today

  9. IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEM 2004 investigation into re-development of scrap yard in SE corner 2005 initial Council funded investigations Boreholes identified gas within and outside landfill area Spike survey identified gas in gardens Survey of houses did not identify presence of gas

  10. DEFRA FUNDED INVESTIGATION Investigation Conclusion

  11. INVESTIGATIONS • Trace gas analysis • Gas clam high frequency monitoring • Assessment of area requiring remediation • Remediation options appraisal

  12. THE NEXT STAGE Details Placing of Gas Clam • Research other determined sites • Develop communication strategy • Decide liability • Determine • Discuss with appropriate person

  13. Communication strategyNotice board of informationNews article Details all stakeholders Liaise with press office What to do and when News release Write to all residents Inform community representatives Develop leaflet and FAQ Open meeting for one to one concerns Website and email address

  14. AFTERMATH • Remediation Options Appraisal completed • 3 month consultation period over • Discussion with appropriate person continuing • ANY QUESTIONS?