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McLellan urges prompt action at Haulbowline

5 October, 2011

Welcoming the news that the cabinet has approved a €40 million package to begin the clean up of the former ISPAT site at Haulbowline, Sinn Féin’s Cork East TD Sandra McLellan has urged the government to ensure that works proceed as swiftly and cost effectively as possible.

Speaking in Cobh last night Deputy McLellan said:

“The news that funding has been committed to the clean up of the site at Haulbowline is to be welcomed. Local residents have had to endure the effects of the hazardous toxic dump for far too long and need to see a resolution.

“In the past we have seen positive news followed by inaction and delay. This must not be the case here. Everyone in the area is looking forward to the day when works begin, but even more so to the day when they are finally completed.”

“Sinn Féin has and will continue to press the Minister for Health for a baseline health study in the area affected by the hazardous waste. This should be part of the process of moving on from this sorry saga.”

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