The former steelworks factory site on Haubowline Island is to undergo a Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment; details of the contract were signed today.
According to Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the contract moves the remediation project into a “new phase” and underpines the approach now being adopted.
With Minister Coveney at the contract signing in County Hall were: Denis Crowley, ARUP, Declan Daly, temporary Cork County Manager; the Mayor of Cork County Cllr Noel O’Connor; Pascal Hayes, Department Principal Officer and Cormac O’Suilleabhain CCC
The contract was awarded to ARUP and is for a ‘rigorous and robust DQRA‘ which will be prepared ‘in accordance with current best practice, taking cognisance of relevant legislation, standards and guidance,’ according to the department.
Additional surface water, groundwater and gas sampling will be undertaken.
‘All availlable data will be collated, analysed and interpreted and a report containing the DQRA, options appraisal and remedial solution prepared. The report will also outline in detail, the proposed remedial solution.’
A decision on the application is due by April 24.