Council will tackle dump polluting sea
WORK MAY COST UP TO €500,000
A CONTROVERSIAL dump that has been slowly slipping into the sea just north of Bray Harbour is to be dealt with by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council, the body responsible for that area.
Seamus Connor, who is Chairman of Bray’s Coastcare group, said that there has been some significant movement in terms of what he called an ‘environmental hazard’.
The landfill is in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown jurisdiction and they have now proposed a plan to secure the site and stop it eroding into the sea. It is estimated that the cost of the work will be in the region of € 500,000. A meeting was held yesterday with the Council and site owners to try to make progress.
‘This site has been a blight on the town of Bray,’ said Seamus. ‘Considering the dump has been there since the ‘60s and has been eroding all sorts of waste into the sea it is about time something was done to either clean up the area or contain the waste and stop it pouring into the sea.’
Mr. Connor added that development of the area, planned in the past, is now unlikely to go ahead. ‘The task of dealing with this environmental eyesore has resurfaced he said. The time is now and there can be no more excus- es.’ Public representative are quite hopeful that the work can be carried out and help Bray get the Blue Flag status.
The controversial landfill which is polluting the sea north of Bray Harbour.