Coun­cil will tackle dump pol­lut­ing sea

WORK MAY COST UP TO €500,000

Bray People - - News Focus - Mary FOG­A­RTY

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.

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