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Complaints of animals in water and asbestos made to one local authority so far this year

Jun 1, 2022 13:06 By Shannonside News
Complaints of animals in water and asbestos made to one local authority so far this year Complaints of animals in water and asbestos made to one local authority so far this year
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People collecting waste illegally was also notified to the County Council.

Over 240 environmental complaints were received by Roscommon County Council in the first three months of this year.

Details released to Shannonside FM reveal the Council spent a total of €37,000 on dealing with illegal dumping so far this year.

Information from Roscommon County Council's Environmental Complaints Database for January to March this year reveals 106 complaints were made in the first month of the year to the Council about illegal dumping or other environmental issues.

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Littering made up the majority of complaints- with issues of dog fouling, dumping at bring banks as well as abandoned vehicles also reported to the Council.

Over 50 complaints were made to the Council in February - including a report of a farm animal in a water course in north Roscommon and illegally dumped tyres.

The first complaint logged in March of this year was about Advertising Signs, Posters or Election Posters in the north Roscommon area and multiple reports of illegal dumping of less than 20 bags.

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A report of a fish kill and asbestos were also made to the council in March - with two reports of the unauthorised waste collection also made to the local authority.

The Council estimates that costs associated with the clean up of environmental sites/dumping and or fly tipping in Roscommon amounted to a total of €37,407.37 and included costs associated with staff, vehicles, equipment and disposal of waste.

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