A Newtownabbey residents group who took on the responsibility of moving asbestos piping, illegally dumped in a local street, have been told that their local Council will not be be removing the hazardous material.
THE Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is investigating claims that up to 20 metal drums filled with oily waste were illegally buried beside a river in a wildlife habitat on the outskirts of West Belfast. Two local walkers witnessed the 50 gallon drums being dumped in Glenside Community Woodlands and reported the incident to the Belfast Hills Partnership who manage the beauty spot.
Illegal dumping of asbestos and other hazardous materials in a burnt out factory in Newtownabbey is becoming a serious environmental and safety concern for local residents. The former fish factory in Dandy Street in Bawnmore was targeted twice by arsonists last November. Since then illegal flytippers