‘Britain must remove armaments from Irish sea’ – Hazzard

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Monday, February 29th, 2016
Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said he is extremely concerned that live armaments are being washed up onto South Down beaches following periods of bad weather. hazzard6Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “It is well known the British Government dumped millions of tonnes of armaments into the Irish Sea after World War II and they need to take responsibility for ensuring they are safely removed. “Following the finding of a live mortar round on a beach on Dundrum in South Down I am concerned more and more live ammunition is being washed up especially after periods of bad weather. “Someone will be killed or seriously injured if this continues and steps need to be taken to prevent further incidents. He added, “The British Government needs to take responsibility for removing its discarded war materials from Irish waters.”
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