Meenbog emergency measures are “substantially complete”

Donegal County Council says emergency measures undertaken by the developer of Meenbog wind farm, in order to stabilise the peat slide that impacted the Mourne Beg River, are substantially complete.

The peat slide took place on the 12th and 13th of November

The council says these measures, which reduce the risk of further peat slides and mitigate against further pollution, require the ongoing need for surface water management on the site in order to divert water away from the site of the peat slide. The emergency measures and water quality impacts are subject to ongoing monitoring.

The Cross-Border Multi-Agency Working Group, established in the wake of the peat slide has continued to meet on a weekly basis since the event, and officials have been monitoring and inspecting the wind farm site on a  regular basis.

The agencies continue to collaborate on the various investigations that are ongoing, and they are sharing details of the assessments that have taken place.

The wind farm developer is in the process of providing a number of reports and documentation to the statutory agencies on foot of various requests.

Until that documentation has been reviewed, no works are planned on the site of the wind farm in the interim, other than the emergency measures needed to maintain the integrity of the site.