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Action on Tolka fish-kill welcome- Cllr Carney Boud

5 August, 2015 - by Cathleen Carney Boud

Last summer at the height of fishing season, the Tolka River in Glasnevin was contaminated by an as then unknown source resulting in a massive depletion of fish stock. This fish-kill has had a serious impact on fishing clubs in the local area.

Speaking following the conviction of a local detergent company for the pollution, Cllr Cathleen Carney Boud has welcomed the action taken by Inland Fisheries and the co-operation of the company involved.

Cllr Carney Boud commented:

Last summer due to a discharge of deleterious matter there was terrible devastation of the fish stock in the Tolka River, a natural resource much enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

"The action taken by Inland Fisheries sends the message to local businesses that polluting our environment is not acceptable but also an acceptance that accidents happen and thankfully the company involved has been fully co-operative.

"It's a shame that the culprit who is spilling oil in to the water source polluting the lake in Poppintree Park is not so forthcoming.

"Sinn Féin is committed to the prevention of pollution of Ireland’s water systems and rivers. Businesses which are found to be in breach of operational standards and environmental regulation must be investigated and prosecuted.”

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