Casey calls for solution to ‘Newry smell’

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Community, Politics
Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has said he will be asking his Assembly colleagues to raise the issue of the Greenbank Sewage Treatment Works with Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy. North-Ireland-WaterThe Newry councillor said odours from the facility permeated across half of Newry last weekend. “While it was particularly noticeable this weekend this has been a long running issue,” he told Newry Times. “A number of people came to me last week to complain about the stench from the plant. I raised it with Waterline and they assured me that a blockage would be cleared and that should clear up the smell. However, it doesnt seem to have made much of a difference. “I contacted them again this week and they assured me that refilling the primary tank should ease the stench,” the local Sinn Fein Councillor continued. “I am certainly hopeful that that will do the trick and the people living in the vicinity of the facility will get some respite but regardless of what the result is this has been an ongoing issue for years now. Casey added, “I will be raising it with our local Sinn Féin MLAs and asking them to bring the issue to Minister Kennedy. It’s well past the time for quick fixes and stopgap solutions. We need to get to the bottom of this.”

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