Diesel wash found in south Armagh

Authorities in the North are investigating the discovery of diesel wash waste in Keady. Cubes of laundered fuel waste were discovered in lorry trailer near Clea Lake outside the village on Sunday.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency will visit the site to confirm the nature and volume of the waste, which was left on the roadside inside an articulatated lorry trailer.

It will also determine any investigative leads, and engage with the contractor to remove and dispose of the waste. Last month, two tonnes of diesel wash waste were discovered near Toome, just off the main Castleblayney – Dundalk road.

In a statement to Northern Sound News, the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland said the illegal disposal of toxic fuel laundered wastes is an on-going problem which can have a significant and detrimental impact on the local environment.

The department is encouraging anyone who has information relating to such activity to report it.