Portlaoise College students tour Enva oil reprocessing plant in Laois

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

Portlaoise College students tour Enva oil reprocessing plant in Laois

Portlaoise College 5A Link Modules class at the Enva plant in Portlaoise.

Portlaoise College 5th years visited a Portlaoise oil reprocessing business recently as part of their LCVP course.

The 5A Link Modules class accompanied by Programme Co-ordinator Sinéad Boland and Deputy Principal Keith McClearn visited the Enva plant in Clonminam.

Anne Fitzpatrick, Director met the students on site. They had travelled on their school bus which Enva had contributed towards the purchase of last year.

The students were given a presentation on the work that Enva does, being the only EPA licensed facility for the treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated soil in Ireland, founded over 40 years ago.

At lunchtime when the site was quieter they toured the plant, viewing the waste oil and paint processing zones and the soil remediation plant.

Students were pleased with their experience.

“We learnt they are one of the only waste management treatment companies in Ireland. We learnt a lot from their employees and heard about how they play a role in the community,” said Illan Dunne.

“Health & Safety is very important in Enva. Hard hats, high visibility jackets and safety googles must be worn,” said Deirdre Cadogan.