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Barry Corrigan

Director
Client
Bord na Móna
Location
Offaly
Market

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan carried out a groundwater risk screening and Tier 3 hydrogeological assessment of Bord na Mona’s Clonbullogue landfill site in Co. Offaly.  

An efficient turnaround of the technical appraisal was required to ensure the operator remained compliant under the conditions of its waste licence.

Solution

We carried out an assessment of a potential leakage of leachate from beneath the landfill into the underlying groundwater and examined the corresponding risk to nearby sensitive receptors including:

  • A local groundwater supply source
  • Private groundwater abstractions
  • The local surface water network

We subsequently produced a Tier 3 hydrogeological assessment, which satisfied the requirements of the operator's waste licence.

Challenges

Landfill activities pose a significant risk to groundwater, if proper care in design, construction and operation is not taken. Waste management legislation and technical requirements are continually changing, and operators and assessors must have regard to the resulting implications to ensure continuing compliance.

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