Limerick Gasworks Remediation
Cleaning up the former Gasworks site in Limerick.
Background to the project
Gas Networks Ireland has completed the remediation of the former Gasworks site on the Dock Road in Limerick.
The clean-up or remediation works consisted of two phased contracts, namely Phase 1 ‘Pump & Treat’ followed by Phase 2 ‘Soil Stabilisation’. The approach allowed the remediation of as much soil on-site as possible with minimal waste material taken off site.
More information on these works brochure is available in our project brochure at the following link: Limerick Gasworks Remediation Brochure
A licence to clean up the site was obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency and planning permission was granted from Limerick City Council.
Progress to Date
The Limerick Gasworks site has now been fully remediated. These remediation works began in 2017, when the first of two phases of work – the phase 1 ‘Pump & Treat’ contract - removed over 80,000 litres of liquid coal tar from the site.
The remediation approach allowed for the remediation of as much soil as possible on-site, with minimal waste material taken off site. Over 95% of the soil was remediated on site as part of the Phase 2 ‘Soil Stabilisation’ contract. Approximately 3,500 tonnes of soil contained high concentrations of coal tar and was not suitable for treatment on-site. This material was transported to Finland for further treatment.
What's Happening Now?
Works on the stabilisation of the remaining excavated soil and on the final surface stone capping layer are now complete and the Limerick Gasworks site has now been fully remediated.
The contractor has commenced demobilising from site and some minor close-out works.
We would like to thank the local community for their patience and cooperation throughout the remediation works and we will distribute a letter within the local community updating them on the completion of the works.
To find out more please contact the Project Team on (061) 337220 or (021) 4239466 or email LimerickGasworksRemediation@gasnetworks.ie
The latest phase involved the removal of soil which was not suitable for treatment on-site. This soil contained high concentrations of coal tar and required treatment off-site.
Approximately 3,500 tonnes of material was transported safely and efficiently to the nearby ship at Limerick Docks from where it has been transported to Finland for further treatment.
How can I contact the Project Team?
If you have concerns or queries with respect to the works, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Team:
By Phone: (061) 337220 or (021) 4239466
By Email: LimerickGasworksRemediation@gasnetworks.ie
We have set up a text alert number to keep you up to date on the weekly works over the remaining weeks
You can register for text alerts by texting LGR to 50015
You can register for email updates or contact the Project Team by emailing LimerickGasworksRemediation@gasnetworks.ie
What Happens Next?
Now that the Limerick Gasworks site has been remediated, it will be suitable for development in accordance with the Limerick City Development Plan, facilitating its reintegration to Limerick City..
For further information contact us on (061) 337220 or (021) 4239466 or email: LimerickGasworksRemediation@gasnetworks.ie
The Limerick Gasworks Remediation site is an EPA licenced site (Ref number W0281-0l). Information about the licence, site visits and monitoring reports are available at the EPA offices in Limerick or at http://www.epa.ie/terminalfour/ippc/ippc-view.jsp?regno=W0281-01. The EPA can also be contacted by telephone at (053) - 916 0600 or at http://www.epa.ie/about/contactus/.