Toxic sludge dumped at Carrickarnon

Published 23/01/2013 | 14:19

The trailer containing toxic sludge which was dumped at Carrickarnon.

A TRAILER containing 24 IBCs (Integrated Bulk Containers) of toxic diesel sludge was discovered on Friday morning last after it was dumped the previous evening at the site of the former Customs post at Carrickarnon.

A spokesperson for Louth County Council said: 'Such was the weight of the toxic material that the legs of the trailer collapsed from weight. The IBCs were unloaded on Friday onto separate lorry by our agent for processing and eventual export to Germany for incineration at an estimated of in excess of €20,000

'On this occasion we were lucky that the containers did not burst and all the material was contained within the trailer'.

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