State unable to recover €50 million cost of cleaning up hazardous Naas landfill

The Kerdiffstown landfill contained three million tonnes of household and construction waste which posed a severe threat to the environment

23rd November, 2020
State unable to recover €50 million cost of cleaning up hazardous Naas landfill
Around €23.9 million has been spent on the 30 hectare site so far and an estimated €36 million more is required to secure all the waste and build a public park on top of it.

The state has been unable to recover any of the €50 million cost of cleaning up one of the country’s worst landfill dump disasters.

The Kerdiffstown landfill outside Naas in Kildare contains three million tonnes of household and construction waste which posed a severe threat to the environment.

A company called Jenzsoph Ltd was convicted on two charges of causing environmental pollution on the 30 hectare site in 2015 and fined €20 million...

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