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Full investigation needed into Larne coast diesel spill - McMullan

13 June, 2016 - by Oliver McMullan


Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has said a full investigation is needed into a diesel spill off the coast of Larne. 

The East Antrim MLA said; 

"This major diesel spillage off the coast of Larne is a cause for serious concern in the East Antrim area. 

"The company behind the spillage have said it was responsible but a number of questions still have to be answered. 

"We need to know how this diesel got into storm drains and ended up in the sea. 

"The Environment Agency has said it will look into the matter and that investigation needs to be full and thorough. 

"Our coastline in East Antrim is one of our prime assets in terms of tourism and it must be protected. 

"I will be contacting the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to ask exactly how this happened and what steps can be taken to ensure it is not repeated." 

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