Dublin Port Proposal to Dump 10 Million Tonnes of Dredged Waste in the Bay

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Dublin Port has applied for permission to dredge the seabed by the port to create a new sea lane for very large cruise ships. As part of the project, they have proposed to dump 10 million tonnes of dredged waste (sand, silt and toxic metal) back into the bay at the Burford Bank near Howth.

There are concerns that dumping this material so close to the coastline may lead to it washing back towards the shore, ending up on our beaches and exacerbating the silting problems near Bull Island. I have written to the Environmental Protection Agency highlighting my concerns about the current proposal and to ask them to ensure the waste is dumped further out to sea.

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