Ballyragget Historic Landfill Remediation

Waste and Resource Management

Location: Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny
Client: Kilkenny County Council
Status: Complete
Overall Project Value: €1.2M

Brief Description

Ballyragget Historic Landfill is a privately owned site. It is a former sand and gravels quarry, which was later operated by Kilkenny County Council for the disposal of municipal waste in the late 1980s. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a Certificate of Authorisation for the site in October 2018. The certificate of authorisation set out the proposed remediation works required at the site.

The remediation works included:

  • General site clearance
  • Excavation and regrading of existing cap material to achieve formation level
  • Placement of passive gas collection system
  • Installation of a 1mm LLDPE liner capping layer
  • Placement of sub-surface drainage system
  • Construction of surface water filter drains
  • Importation and placement of subsoil and topsoil capping material
  • Landscaping
  • Fencing
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FT Responsibilities

Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) was retained to complete the detailed design and implementation of the remediation plan presented in the Certificate of Authorisation application. Works included the detailed design, specification and procurement of the works, tender assessment, contract management, handover of completed works and preparation a validation report following completion of the remediation works. FT also undertook the role of PSDP for the duration of the works.

Project Statistics

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Approximate Capped Area

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1.2 km

Approximate length of drainage pipes installed

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6 No. Passive Gas Ventilation Stand Pipes

Available positionsAll Careers

Position Sector Location
Associate Director – Civil and Environmental Waste and Resource Management Cork, Dublin or Carlow
Project Environmental Scientist Waste and Resource Management Cork, Dublin or Carlow