‘Toxic waste dumpers treating community with contempt’ – Burns

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Sinn Féin Councillor Colman Burns has accused those who continue to dump toxic waste in the South Armagh countryside of treating the local community with ‘contempt’.

In the latest incident, the Cully Road at Silverbridge was blocked by three cubes of waste that was dumped in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Councillor Burns blasted,

“A total disregard has been shown, yet again, to the people living in this area. To cause the closure of the Cully Road and to inconvenience so many people that use that road is a very despicable act.

“At the Loughaveely Road, a local farmer had the entrance to his land blocked by these cubes of waste, preventing him from using his tractor on his land.”

A number of other sites at Oldtown and Drumill, Cullyhanna, were used to offload this poison.

He added, “The Council has been made aware of the locations of this waste but it could take several days before it is removed as it is now in the hands of the Environmental Agency who will be given the task of organising the removal.”

“The cost of removing this waste ultimately falls on local rates and tax payers and I would again call on those responsible to end this activity in the interest of the community that live here.”

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