The Environment Minister, Michelle McIlveen, has appointed several contracts under a £350,000 scheme launched during the summer aimed at finding innovative ways of remediating the Mobuoy Road waste site.
She said: “The Department, in partnership with InnovateUK (IUK), has appointed five new contracts under the Mobuoy Road Waste Remediation Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).
“This initiative aims to stimulate new innovative remediation treatments. The outcome of this initiative will further inform the development of the remediation strategy.”
The Minister launched the scheme during the summer to encourage and stimulate the development of innovative remediation technologies for the Mobuoy Road waste site and other illegal waste sites.
She said she expects a remediation strategy and supporting implementation plan for the Mobuoy Road site to be ready by spring 2017.
Announcing the scheme during the summer Ms. McIlveen’s Department explained: “We will select projects that can provide the best remediation solutions.
“These can be for full or part remediation of the Mobuoy Road site.
“They can also propose ways for reducing the negative impact on the surrounding areas. This can include soils, groundwater, surface waters and air quality.”
The Department said: “We expect these technologies to lead to cost savings to the public procurer.”