Customer Care & Communications

Update: Plastic pollution incident at Sandycove and 40ft

Monday, November 5, 2018
Dun Laoghaire
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UPDATE: Plastic Pollution incident at Sandycove 1200 Monday 5 November

  • The Council are continuing to engage with SIAC/Mantovani and third party environmental consultants in investigating the exact cause of the pollution incident and level of continuing environmental hazard,
  • SIAC/Mantovani crews are again on site at a number of local coastal location engaged in a clean, assessing and monitoring operation,
  • 70 individuals and specialist environmental damage team working today,
  • Underwater, air and shoreline assessments have been carried out the weekend to assess the full extent of the incident,
  • SIAC have committed to not engage in any further concrete marine works until confidence has been restored in their works,
  • The Council has engaged an independent specialist envrinonmental consultant to assess the impact on sealife and wildlife,
  • While SIAC initial results from water quality test shows no chemical change in water quality, the Council are still awaiting it’s own results,
  • Notice regarding presence of plastic particles to bathers and beach users still in situ,
  • The Council would again like to thank the public and volunteers for their assistance with the shoreline cleanup,
  • The Council wish to advise the public that they will recouping any and all public costs associated from SIAC/Mantovani.