2,000 tonnes of waste to be sent back across border from Fermanagh

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illegal dumpingWork has begun this week to return thousands of tonnes of illegally dumped waste from Fermanagh back across the border.
Approximately 2,000 tonnes of waste from a site near Killadeas is being brought to a fully authorised landfill site in the Republic, the third such project in the current financial year.
The North’s Environment Minister Mark H.Durkan says that over the past 12 months, approximately 8,000 tonnes of illegally dumped material has been brought back across the border from County Tyrone, half from a site near Omagh, and half from a site close to Fivemiletown
He says the continuation of work to remove and repatriate waste from these three sites shows the administration’s commitment to tackling illegal waste. He’s welcoming the cooperation of the authorities in the republic, and says this latest operation should take up to five weeks to complete.
The Fermanagh site was identified almost ten years ago, and the person responsible for it was jailed and fined 10,000 pounds.


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