News Update April 2018

News Update April 2018

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ISAA Ireland Steering Group

A meeting of the ISAA Ireland steering group was held at the EPA Offices in Dublin on 6th April.  Among other subjects, ISAA Finances, Insurance and development of a strategic plan for Ireland were discussed.  A further meeting is planned for November .

Castle Archdale 2018

ISAA training at Castle Archdale, Nr Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, took place on 11th April.  The lectures concentrated on dealing with a heating oil spill which had migrated beneath the floor of a domestic property.  The various lectures were well received and everyone present felt that the day had been useful.

On Day 2 a freshwater level 3 exercise was carried out by Verde Remediation Services.  This adequately demonstrated their capability in this field and their Freshwater Level 3 accreditation status was confirmed.

Essential Background Knowledge for Marine & Shoreline

The ISAA Chairman, Dr Douglas Cormack has developed a web site with essential information for those intending to be involved with clean-up in the marine environment or on the shoreline.  Based on work originally comissioned by the MCA details can be found at: www.knowledgeonly-marinepolicy.weebly.com