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‘Dismay’ at diesel waste

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

SLIEVE Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has echoed the dismay of the south Armagh community following the latest incident involving the dumping of laundered diesel waste.

Councillor Larkin commented: "I was contacted by residents who are disgusted by this latest occurrence.

"Three weeks into the new year and we have the first diesel waste dumped along our roads.

"For a time it appeared that this practice had come to an end.

"We had a period of respite which the community had hoped signalled an end to the dumping of toxic chemicals in its midst.

"There is untold damage being done to animal, plant and no doubt human health by this waste.

"Those involved should desist from their poisoning of south Armagh.

"Slieve Gullion is an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It didn't achieve this status by accident.

"Many people fought long and hard to undo not just decades but centuries of insult, slight and disparaging tales of this beautiful region to ensure that it was placed where it belongs as one of the most desirable places to visit in the world.

"We will continue to promote south Armagh and encourage visitors and locals to embrace all that the Ring of Gullion has to offer.

"In the meantime I have reported this waste to the Environmental Health Department of the council with a view to having it cleared as soon as is practical."

 

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