TOXIC THREAT BY CROSS-BORDER FUEL GANGS INCREASE

21 September 2012 One Comment by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

THE ongoing dumping of toxic sludge from laundered fuel continued in the Mid-Monaghan area last week, and again this week, sparking major fury among families who fear a threat to water sources and grasslands.
Last Thursday several thousand litres of waste from “doctored” diesel fuel was dumped on a roadway at Tusker near Lough Egish, about five miles from Castleblayney. It sparked grave concern and anger among several rural residents who were greatly upset by the toxic dumping so close to their roadside dwellings.
Farmers in the area sparked an immediate alert after some seepage was spotted from one of the dumped containers near a spring-well which serves local families.
One local resident said: ”This is intolerable and a concerted effort must be made by the authorities to stamp out such toxic dumping”.
“The people responsible for this activity must be stopped”.
Monaghan county council environment crews, and the local emergency services were called to clear the away …

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  • Michael said:

    @John Murphy

    Are you attacking the people who dumped this toxic sludge or are you attacking Sinn fein?