Hi Folks, we are sharing information we received in response to a Freedom of Information Request we submitted to Aberdeenshire Council. We felt it’s important that as a community we are informed on key environmental information. We hope to follow up on this in future posts.
On the full bid site assessments (also obtained through an FOI request) we were able to see that it referenced possible contamination on the proposed sites. We submitted another FOI request to obtain that detail and here is the response.
The contamination refers to ground gases due to the proximity of the landfill site. Ground gases found in landfills like methane and carbon monoxide can migrate in soil.
The contamination, along with the high flood risk on site (recorded on SEPA flood maps) were both omitted from the environmental impact assessment which was made available to the public.