Sludge Watch ==> Sewage Sludge Dumping in Northern Ireland - on Outstanding Beauty Trust Forests

maureen.reilly at sympatico.ca maureen.reilly at sympatico.ca
Mon Jun 12 07:01:52 EDT 2006


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/5070914.stm

BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
Northern Ireland


Anger over sewage sludge dumping

Sewage sludge is being dumped at 13 different locations in Northern Ireland, 
it has emerged.
Reports of the dumping were made to the Your Place and Mine programme on BBC 
Radio Ulster on Saturday.

Some of the sewage is being dumped in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 
which is looked after by the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust.

Trust director Peter Harper said news of the dumping in such an important 
natural habitat was "very worrying".

"It is an absolutely beautiful area, it is a forest area," he said.

"It is quite an extensive area where this is happening, so it is very, very 
worrying."


The Department of the Environment said that under the current Waste 
Management Licensing Regulations there are 13 registered exemptions in 
Northern Ireland which allow sewage to be spread.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/5070914.stm

Published: 2006/06/12 08:40:33 GMT





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