Presentation on theme: "Conrad Wilson RPS Consulting Engineers LANDFILL IN THE DUBLIN REGION."— Presentation transcript:
Conrad Wilson RPS Consulting Engineers LANDFILL IN THE DUBLIN REGION
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.