20 November 2009
Environmental specialists from award-winning consultancy, WYG, are investigating and assessing two former landfill sites in Wrexham to determine if the land is contaminated.
Cable Tip and Penley Mill Tip will be examined under Part IIa of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to help Wrexham County Borough Council make a decision on the sites’ condition.
David Crichton-Miller, Managing Director, WYG Environment Planning Transport said: “We are working closely with Wrexham Council and landowners, to adopt a proactive approach to the assessment and prioritisation of potential risks to the local community and how best these can be managed in the future.”
Cable Tip, Llwyneinion, is a former quarry that has been subject to landfilling from a large range of industrial sources. WYG will review the existing data and revision of previous assessments, in conjunction with liaison with the Health Protection Agency. The environmental specialists will then do a targeted site investigation to refine the further risk assessment process, looking in detail at key areas of potential concern. WYG has designed the investigation around the ecological constraints so that it minimises the impact on local plants and wildlife.
Penley Mill Tip was formerly used for tipping materials around 1960’s. WYG has designed a comprehensive site investigation to assess the extent of waste deposits, as well as gas and groundwater monitoring. Site works were recently completed and Wrexham Council were full of praise for the professionalism and quality of service provided by WYG.
Angela Guy, Contaminated Land Officer, Wrexham County Borough Council said: “WYG have not only designed a thorough and logical site investigation, offering good value for money whilst also considering the numerous site constraints but have then gone on to implement the works to a very high standard. Both I and the land owner have been very happy with the quality of the site investigation works.”
Assessments at both sites are expected to be complete by March 2010.