Lumns Lane Chemical Landfill

Lumns Lane Chemical Landfill
  • Location: Manchester
  • Project type: Landfill Site Restoration
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Land Remediation
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The Lumns Lane site was historically used as a long-standing landfill to deposit a chemical manufacturers waste. The site had reached end of life and needed to be restored.

Challenge

Due to years of waste the site contained a wide range of unusual and difficult to handle materials. The existing waste mass had to be stabilised and recontoured before any importation of material. There were also old structures that were located on the landfill.

Solution

Booth Ventures firstly had to recontour the existing waste mass making it suitable for future works. A geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) was created in phases to contain the existing waste and capped with clean restoration material. The final restoration layers were contoured to allow for water shed, improving the cap integrity. A comprehensive erosion resistant surface water management system was also installed making the site sustainable. As the project progressed the existing structures on site were also removed to allow works to continue. Finally, the nelwy capped site was grass seeded  to improve the visual aspect of Lumns Lane.

Impact

The former chemical landfill at Lumns Lane is now decommissioned and safely restored. The project was completed in partnership with the site owner and environmental consultants who provided external verification.

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"Booth Ventures were chosen to undertake a large restoration project on a private landfill site which had reached end of life. The site required a large volume of imported soils to be deposited on the land to create the required profile specified within the model. This was followed with the deployment of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner, prior to the final deployment of top of cap graded soil and grass seeding. The project from start to the finish, has been undertaken with the upmost professionalism, all aspects of the site remained Safe and secure throughout."

Darren Cunliffe - S.H.E Manager Luxfer MEL Technologies

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