‘Dumped laundered diesel an affront to local community’ – Larkin

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has condemned the latest dumping of laundered diesel at Tullydonnell. Councillor Larkin stated, “This is the second incident in this area since the New Year and is an affront to the local community. “The dumped cubes are leaking their poison into the South Armagh countryside. Those involved in these activities must know the damage their actions are doing to the environment and to the reputation of this area. “I would request that they reflect on this and cease their trade immediately. Illicit profits cannot be allowed to supersede the rights of a proud, hard-working community.” Local MLA Megan Fearon reiterated her colleague’s message and called for a new approach to the problem of laundered diesel. “More needs to be done to combat this scourge and a more imaginative position in relation to this has to be pursued. She added, “Using mere markers in the fuel is not working. There must be another way forward to end what amounts to the slow poisoning of this beautiful area.”

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