26/06/2018

Concerns Raised Over Lorry Tyres At Co Antrim Bonfire

The SDLP has called on the police to launch an investigation over the large amount of lorry tyres which are being stacked on a bonfire in Dervock, Co Antrim.

SDLP Councillor Margaret McKillop hit out at the people involved and said they have no consideration for their neighbours health.
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She said: "When lit these tyres will emit some of the most poisonous chemicals. These chemicals include carbon monoxide, sulphur oxides, oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds.

"They also include hazardous air pollutants and a whole range of other deadly chemicals which will have a profound impact on the health not just of those living in Dervock but for miles around.

"The SDLP has asked the PSNI to investigate the matter to ensure a stop to this illegality as it is endangering people's lives."

(CD/MH)


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