A cross border multi-agency meeting was held yesterday afternoon to co-ordinate the response to the landslide at the Meenbog Wind Farm near Ballybofey.
Hundreds of cubic metres of peat and debris entered into a stream and on to the Mournebeg River which has been described by Donegal County Council, in a statement this afternoon, as a “significant pollution event”.
“Representatives from the Loughs Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council discussed the findings from their initial investigations into the incident,” said a spokesperson for the local authority.
” The location of the bog slide is within the site of a wind farm that is under construction. The wind farm developer has suspended all works at the site with the exception of those that relate to mitigating the impact of the bog slide and reducing the risk of further slides. The multi-agency group will reconvene on Thursday to review matters and further co-ordinate the response.
“Donegal County Council, in co-ordination with the Roads Service in Northern Ireland, have closed the Dergline Road/Corgary Road between the N15 and Castlederg/Aghyaran (L6554 – U163) as a precaution until further notice.”