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Carnagarve beach protest sent “strong message”

A section of the crowd who attended a protest at Glenburnie beach in Carnagarve on Thursday afternoon last.

A section of the crowd who attended a protest at Glenburnie beach in Carnagarve on Thursday afternoon last.

The proposal to erect a sewage discharge pipe in Lough Foyle would be a “massive, potential act of vandalism,” according to campaigners.

A substantial crowd gathered at Glenburnie Beach in Moville on Thursday to protest against the Moville Greencastle Wastewater Sewage Plant, which has been a controversial issue for a long number of years.

Speaking to the ‘Journal,’ Campaign for a Clean Estuary spokesperson Enda Craig said the demonstration sent a strong message to Irish Water and the Environmental Protection Authority - “take your sewage plant and discharge pipe and put it where it belongs.”

“This proposed sewage discharge pipe has no place in this idyllic setting,” he said,

“Visitors and locals alike are dumbfounded at the lack of reasoning, logic and plain common sense regarding this proposal.”

Mr. Craig said the demonstration was “very spur of the moment” and emerged from the large numbers on the beach during last week’s period of good weather.

He said many people on the beach had expressed how they believed there was “no rhyme or reason or sense of logic” to erecting the plant or pipe at Carnagarve.

 

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