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Emergency Works Near Completion at Wind Farm at Centre of Bogslide Incident in North West

6th December 2020
Emergency Works Near Completion at Wind Farm at Centre of Bogslide Incident in North West

The developer of a wind farm where a recent bogslide led to a major pollution incident in an important salmon river system has been carrying out emergency works to reduce the risks of further peat slippage.

These nearly completed works have stabilised the situation, according to the Loughs Agency, which adds that the working group established in the wake of the incident continues to meet.

The focus has now moved from a response phase to investigation, enforcement and planning for environmental restoration works, it says.

Officials from Donegal County Council and other agencies involved in the working group have inspected the site of the wind farm development on an ongoing basis since becoming aware of the incident.

The only works witnessed during these inspections have been those related to efforts prevent further slippage or mitigate the impacts of the initial bog slide, the Loughs Agency adds.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, local anglers in Donegal and Tyrone have feared that the incident — which saw tonnes of bogland slide into the River Derg system — made the waters uninhabitable for wild salmon.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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