‘SENSATIONAL REPORTAGE’ LEADS TO AN ASSURANCE THAT LOUGH MUCKNO ‘WATER IS SAFE’

22 January 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

ALLEGED sensational claims by anonymous sources published in a Sunday newspaper suggesting there are toxins being pumped into Lough Muckno near Castleblayney, and the water supply to Dundalk, led to a public assurance at a meeting of Louth County Council on Monday last,   from the Council’s Director of Services, Mr. Frank Pentony, that tests carried out on the water, during the past year, had found “no issue” with the supply.

The senior official categorically assured councillors—and the public generally—that the water supply to Dundalk was “safe”.

The issue was raised at the meeting, after a Fine Gael councilor and retired garda, Cllr. Richie Culhane referred to the Sunday newspaper report, compiled by a Dublin journalist, which claimed that fuel smugglers were dumping toxins into the water—and posing a poison threat to consumers!.

The newspaper report claimed the seepage was the result of fuel laundering by “republicans” but it did not reveal, or……

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