This summer was the second summer season, and the 4th stage of restoration capping at this Wexford County Council landfillÂ during which Rowe Environmental provided capping construction quality assurance services.
The start of the works in June 2007 coincided with the uniqely heavy rainfall exprienced throughout the region that month. Although clay capping proceeded in between rain storms, problems arose with clay compaction due to the very waterlogged conditions on the landfill.
Civil Engineering Contractor Roadbridge used every opportunity to work whenever the site dried out in between rain showers, and the project was remarkable for not being not seriously delayed. This was despite the need for additional harrowing and recompaction of the clay over much of the site, in order to reduce the water content to acceptable levels, and the un-programmed addition of extra soils reinforcementÂ to steep slopesÂ within the restoration area.
The final stage of restoration capping at Killurin is programmed for nextÂ year when the recycling facilities and replacement residual waste landfill at the Council’s new Holmestown Landfill will be operational, and the Killurin Landfill closed.
The restoration capping works we completed this year
were similar to the Stage 3 of restoration which took place
through the summer of 2006.
Click on the image below to view
the Landfill Restoration slideshow for 2006: