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Sunday 22 October 2017

Rubbish bags dump found in River Dee

As the quality of water in local rivers came under the spotlight last week, local fishermen highlighted the dumping of rubbish near a popular fishing spot.

Around twenty filled black bags were reportedly dumped along the River Dee in an area south of Castlebellingham at the end of last week.

The discovery was made as the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that just 40 of rivers in this area - Newry, the Fane, Glyde and Dee - were deemed to be of a 'satisfactory' status.

A Louth fisherman who contacted the Argus to highlight the dumping said it was 'appalling' to find refuge carelessly dumped in local waterways.

'As members of the fishing community, we are always concerned about the quality of water in local rivers, and highlighted the impact river dumping has on the local environment'

The Argus

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