A Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Permit application has been submitted to NIEA for the operation of a waste management facility in Warrenpoint Harbour.
The PPC application process is a regulatory system implemented in Northern Ireland and regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
As part of the process as with any application of this nature, operators have to demonstrate that best available practices are being implemented to prevent and minimise emissions into the environment.
An application has been submitted to NIEA that outlines how the facility will be developed and managed in accordance with best available techniques.
The facility would be regulated by the NIEA to ensure that the facility is being operated in a manner to mitigate any impact on the environment and residents in the area.
Once operational, NIEA would undertake regular site audits to ensure that the facility is being operated in a compliant and environmentally safe manner.
The facility would be purposely developed for the management of the proposed wastes.
All surfaces at the site would be a suitable hard standing for the activities conducted, to prevent potential contaminants from entering the soil.
All drainage associated with waste storage areas would be diverted to a sealed tank. Any liquid captured in this tank would be removed from the site to an appropriately licensed treatment or disposal facility.
A detailed management plan has been developed for agreement with NIEA to control all operations on the site and put in place measures to prevent impacts such as:
- Potentially polluting emissions to air and water
- Pests and vermin
Any liquids received and stored at the facility that have a potential to impact on the environment would be stored within sealed tanks in bunded areas with a capacity of 110% of the stored volume.
Therefore in the unlikely event that a leak was to occur, this would be immediately and effectively captured and contained within the bund.
If approvals are granted, the facility will be operated by Re-Gen Waste. Re-Gen Waste is an experienced company in the waste management sector having undertaken the management and processing of waste since 2004.
Re-Gen Waste has a comprehensive quality and environmental management system, which the proposed facility at Warrenpoint Harbour would be operated in accordance with.
ReGen Waste is invested in our people and their families and continues to play an integral part in the community. We are committed to applying the highest possible duty of care to our employees, the environment and the wider community.
The operation of the facility would create additional employment in the area.
For further information or enquiries, contact Sinead Little: firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9521 6444