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Carna Forest toxic waste dumpers motivated by greed

26 June, 2008

Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has said that those who dumped potentially poisonous toxic waste in the Carna Forest area cared little about the community.

Mr Boylan said:

"Those who roam our countryside illegally dumping their dangerous toxic waste are motivated only by greed. They care nothing about the communities on where they abandon their poison.

"This was a selfish act."

Crossmore area Councillor Darren McNally said that the cost and the amount of extra working hours needed to clear up the mess and environmental hazards being created by incidents of unlawful dumping was on the rise all the time.

Cllr McNally added:

"It's costing councils and private land owners millions of pounds annually to clear up actions of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household and industrial waste that are being dumped illegally at sites throughout the north." ENDS

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