LANDFILL IN THE DUBLIN REGION Conrad Wilson RPS Consulting Engineers
Landfilling In Ireland • Change from large numbers of small un-environmentally friendly landfills to smaller number of large engineered landfills with minimal environmental impacts. • Landfilling one element of an intergrated waste mangement system.
Need for Landfill in the Dublin Region • Critical Shortage of Municipal Landfill Capacity • Landfill Closures in the Dublin Region • Ballyogan – 2005 • Arthurstown – end of 2007 • Balleally – 2008 approx. • Waste generated in Dublin Region to be dealt with in Dublin Region
Dublin Landfill Siting Study • EPA Manual on Landfill Site Selection (1996) • Objectives • Ensure that the risk to the environment is low • The site is suitable for the disposal of waste • The financial cost to the community is minimised • The selection process is transparent • Similar process for DWTE
Proposed Fingal Landfill – EIA • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) • Community • Health • Landscape and Visual • Landuse • Traffic • Archaeology • Geology/Hydrogeology • Ecology
Proposed Fingal Landfill - EIS • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) • Waste License Application (WLA) • EIS and WLA submitted to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for waste license • EIS submitted to An Bord Pleanala for planning consent.