9.5.6 Soil Remediation

Some brownfield lands within Dublin City have been created through reclamation over a period of time and have a history of heavy industrial uses. Soil Contamination generally arises as a result of spillages, leaks and improper handling of raw materials, manufactured goods and waste products.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the statutory body responsible for protecting the environment in Ireland. Any unearthed contaminants will require varying degrees of remediation measures, which may require a licence from the EPA. The EPA have published guidance in relation to the management of contaminated land and groundwater at EPA licensed sites. All contaminated sites shall be remediated to internationally accepted standards prior to redevelopment (see also Section 16.34 on Contaminated Land).

9.5.6 policy of dcc