The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, visited the East Tip works site at Haulbowline Island.
The Minister’s visit follows the signing, in July, of the contract to commence an extensive remediation of the large East Tip waste deposit site as the focus of the Haulbowline Island remediation project.
Speaking at Haulbowline, the Minister said: “I am very pleased to see the works now underway on the remediation of the East Tip site on Haulbowline. Over the next 15 months, the island will undergo a period of intense activity as the waste materials, which have blighted the East Tip site, are addressed.”
Cork County Council is acting as agent of the Minister in the remediation of Haulbowline Island. The contract was awarded by Cork County Council to a consortium led by PJ Hegarty & Sons Ltd.
The works being carried out on site include marine elements to prevent tidal incursions to the site, access and infrastructure works and capping the waste materials to render the site safe, stable and suitable for future uses. Remediation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.