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Saturday 21 October 2017

Toxic clean-up starts at dump

Work to make one of the country's largest toxic waste dumps safe has begun.

A Cork County Council team began work at the former Irish Steel/Ispat site on Haulbowline Island in late August of this year, a spokesman for the Department of Marine said.

Works to repair the sea wall surrounding the site in order to prevent flooding at times of high tide were expected to be completed this weekend, the spokesman said.

In October, the Cabinet signed off on a €40m package to clean-up the toxic dump in Cork harbour.

Irish Independent

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