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fair oak landfill leafletFair Oak Landfill Study

Progress Update 28/6/12

The report of the study findings and a leaflet outlining these findings have been published today.

All residential properties in the study area have been contacted to advise them that the assessment work completed so far shows that, in line with government guidance for the large majority of properties in the study area, no further work is necessary because risks are considered to be within accepted levels.



Since 1988, the Council has been monitoring for landfill gas in and around the Fair Oak area. The Council has reviewed the current landfill gas sampling and now intends to extend the sampling area.

The area of the study, and choice of monitoring locations has been based on advice received from independent consultants and has taken into account the distribution of the old sandpits, local geology and the results from previous monitoring that has been undertaken.

As stated above the assessment work completed so far shows that in line with government guidance for the large majority of properties in the study area, that no further work is necessary because risks are considered to be within accepted levels

Because of the complex nature of the sites and issues we have been studying there are a very small number of properties where we have not been able to conclude our assessment of risk at this time. However, as we have robust results for the majority of properties we have now published the report.

When the additional work has been completed we will make those results available in the same way, we expect that this will be toward the end of 2012.

There are also two leaflets from the Health Protection Agency, HPA, about landfill sites and landfill gas and potential health effects of exposure to landfill gas.

Assessments

1 Final Interpretative Report
2 Figures
3 Study area photographs
4 Unpublished borehole records and site plans
5 Appendix C - Correspondence with EBC
6 Appendices D- G  (Borehole records, Chemical laboratory results (Soils), Chemical laboratory results (Leachate and waters), Monitoring records)
7 Appendices H-R

 

If you have any questions regarding the study and its findings please contact us eh@eastleigh.gov.uk We will update any further changes on this webpage

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