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Planning lodged for further rehabilitation of Lough Ree power station ash disposal site

Sep 8, 2022 09:09 By Shannonside News
Planning lodged for further rehabilitation of Lough Ree power station ash disposal site Planning lodged for further rehabilitation of Lough Ree power station ash disposal site
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The power station has been linked with re-opening due to the energy crisis.

Planning permission is being sought for the next stage in the closure and restoration of the Ash Disposal facility of Lough Ree Power Station.

The land at Derraghan More near Lanesboro was used in the operation of the power plant to dispose of ash and waste materials generated through the burning of peat.

Plans submitted by Electricity Supply Board Networks DAC are seeking to construct an integrated wetland over a total area of 5 and a half hectares within the existing site.

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The development would include the formation of wetland cells that would help in the management and treatment of leachate arising from the Ash Disposal Facility.

Leachate is any contaminated liquid that comes from water moving through a solid waste disposal site.

The application calls for associated works and the construction of access roads using onsite soils, with landscaping included in both the wetland cells and the surrounding area.

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The Environmental Protection Agency licenses the site and a Natura impact statement has been prepared by the applicant.

The plan is part of the ongoing closure, restoration and aftercare management plan of the Lough Ree Power Station and associated services.

Longford County Council will decide on the application in October.

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