Kerdiffstown Landfill- The Remediation Project Community Update Number 2

Date released: May 09 2011

Kerdiffstown Landfill – The Remediation Project
Community Update – Number 2, May 2011


Landfill Gas Control Works Underway

Works are ongoing at the Kerdiffstown Landfill site to install gas control systems that will help to reduce landfill gas odours causing a public nuisance. These works relate to wells and pipes that will feed landfill gas flares. These flares will burn off gas, once operational. The EPA anticipates the gas flares will be in place and operational by the end of this month (May 2011).

Drilling of the gas wells has taken place and no problems were encountered. All 24 gas wells have been installed and sealed. The planned works described above will help reduce some of the odour. However, odour may continue to be encountered until full remediation is completed - and in particular during any work phases where wastes will be disturbed.


New Project Website Online

The EPA has established a public information website about the landfill site and remediation project. The website contains all Community Updates issued to date, and a simple FAQ section. The website is projected to grow with further content and information being uploaded incrementally as remediation works unfold.


The EPA will continue to issue Community Update notices as works at the site roll out.

For further information:
Contact the Office of Environmental Enforcement’s Dublin Regional Inspectorate;

By Telephone: 01-2680100
By Email: info@epa.ie
EPA Website: www.epa.ie
Press Office: media@epa.ie / 053-9170770


Background Information

This is the second in a series of community updates on the major remediation project at Kerdiffstown Landfill. The purpose of the update is to provide information and news to the people in the neighbourhood in relation to the status of the former landfill site, what the plans are for the future, and how those plans are progressing. The EPA is committed to an open communication policy on the remediation project.


Objective of the Remediation Project

The objective of the EPA now is to clean-up and remediate the Kerdiffstown landfill site and to set in place aftercare measures. This will be a large civil engineering project lasting a number of years. Initial preparatory works and interventions have already started and will be completed during the coming weeks. These are outlined below. The purpose of this phase of work is to secure and stabilise the site and prepare for the detailed investigation of the site over the coming months before the remediation programme can then commence.


Landfill Gas Odours

This site contains a large amount of waste which continues to produce odorous landfill gas. The waste is stored without adequate landfill gas management and control, as is required by current landfill regulations. The planned works described above will help reduce some of the odour. However, odour may continue to be encountered until full remediation is completed - and in particular during work phases where wastes will be disturbed. A priority for this project will be to minimise, as far as is practicable, the level of nuisance associated with this site.