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Disgust as unscrupulous fly-tippers block Co Armagh river with household waste

Anglers have expressed concerns after a Co Armagh river became the latest site for dumping by unscrupulous fly-tippers.

Residents living close to the Cusher River in Tandragee have also highlighted the problem after uncovering the unsightly mess in recent days (main image).

The rubbish has been causing blockages for fish in the river.

DUP Alderman Gareth Wilson,  who lives nearby, said: “This type of dumping is especially unwelcome and causes a great deal of issues both environmentally and also in terms of resources needed in order to clean it up.

“This costs a lot of time and money from a Council perspective to deal with and it can be difficult to access sites in order to carry out this work.”

He concluded: “Our council environmental health officials are investigating this incident and hopefully this waste can be cleaned up given the fact it is so close to a river and anglers have expressed their concerns to me on the impact fly-tipping has.

“Illegal dumping is unwanted and I would ask those responsible for this to desist and I would also continue to encourage the public to report any instances to me or the local council officials.”

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