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Local councillor says peat removal will damage local roads

Oct 23, 2023 09:29 By Shannonside News
Local councillor says peat removal will damage local roads
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Cllr Tom Crosby claims Bord na Móna has sold over 80,000 tonnes of peat to a company in County Tyrone.

A Roscommon councillor has said the removal of peat from a Bord na Móna bog could have a detrimental impact on local roads.

Cllr Tom Crosby claims Bord na Móna has sold over 80,000 tonnes of peat to a company in County Tyrone.

He said workers from Evergreen Horticulture are currently preparing to take the peat to Northern Ireland and called for a rethink on its method of transport.

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The Independent councillor has urged Bord na Móna and Evergreen to utilise the rail network to prevent damage to local road infrastructure.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound News, Cllr Crosby said the planned route is not suitable for heavy loads:

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