Environmental Management

Various management plans within the Environmental Management Programme (EMP), as well as specific Ministerial Conditions from the environmental improvement process, address the potential impacts of dredging, which are:

  • Changes in wave climate (i.e. wave height and direction) due to the changes in the water depth created by dredging, and any potential effects on coastal structures (eg groynes, jetties), shipping and navigation and the stability of the seabed and shoreline.
  • Loss of seagrass due to dredging
  • The effects of turbid plumes created by dredging and wash plant activities on the water quality of Owen Anchorage.

Key EMP elements are:

All activities carried out in the EMP are reported each year in our environmental compliance report which is submitted to the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority (OEPA) as a condition of the Ministerial approval.

KILN 6 Maintenance Shutdown

Kiln 6 of Cockburn Cement's Munster Plant will be undergoing a regular maintenance shutdown from 13th October until 28th October 2019.

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