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Waterford Council Investigates Illegal Dumping of Cars in River Blackwater

14th July 2021
File image of Dromana Bridge on the River Blackwater
The dumped vehicles were found in the River Blackwater near Dromana Bridge, pictured above Credit: Liam Hughes/Wikimedia

The discovery of a number of cars illegally dumped in the River Blackwater has prompted Waterford City & County Council investigation, as the Irish Examiner reports.

As many as 10 vehicles were found last week in a wooded area of the waterway near Dromana Bridge, south of Cappoquin, by an Irish Examiner journalist on a kayaking trip.

“They looked like they have been there for years,” Dan MacCarthy said. “Some had fallen apart with their engines lodged in the mud, others had bits of metal and plastic strewn around.”

The Irish Examiner has much more on the story HERE.

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