Meeting held on Newry and Mourne fuel dumping
A meeting was held last Monday with councillors, customs and the PSNI in the council office in Monaghan Row Newry.
Figures were revealed of the quantity of laundered fuel waste collected annually within Newry and Mourne District from 2005 to 2012.
In attendance was Sinn Féin councillor Packie McDonald, who spoke to Newry Times after the meeting.
“There has been a huge increase in the amount of fuel waste dumped in the Newry and Mourne District, 2012 has been the worst year so far, with 700,000 litres of waste found.
“When the meeting was being held it was revealed that there was another fuel waste find discovered on the Longfield road, Newry. This serious issue needs to be addressed.
He added, “Those that carry out these acts have not taken into consideration the damage that it can cause to the environment or the huge amount of money it costs the taxpayers to pay for the removal of the toxic waste.
“This meeting today was useful because steps to prevent this from happening were discussed, such as tightening up on the supply of red and green diesel.”
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