‘Lazy, ignorant and spiteful’ river dumping causes anger

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has hit out at those responsible for dumping household waste in the Creggan River.

The Slieve Gullion representative made the comments after removing several bags of rubbish from the water himself.

 

 

“I’m absolutely baffled and appalled at how someone could do this,” he told Newry Times.

“Not only is it unsightly, deeply disrespectful to the area and the community, dangerous to livestock that drink from the river and damaging to the environment, but it is easier than ever now to dispose of waste.

“Along with blue, brown and black bins we also have a state of the art recycling facility in Crossmaglen. There is no possible excuse for this. It is wanton vandalism and pollution.

 

 

“This absolutely cannot be tolerated and I would urge anyone with any information on who may be responsible for this or similar acts of dumping to contact myself, Environmental Health or the police.

“The people of this area have worked long and hard to undo the damage caused to it by decades of occupation, to restore South Armagh to its natural beauty and to make it an inviting place for visitors.

“We will not allow that work to be spoiled by the lazy, the ignorant and the spiteful,” he added.

 

 


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