The Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has voiced ‘grave concern’ over the large fire at a former waste recycling facility at Maydown.
He was speaking at the scene of blaze just off the Maydown Road this morning and confirmed he heard news of the fire just after 9am.
Strathfoyle Youth Community Worker Paul Hughes, who works at the Enagh Youth Forum, also raised concerns. He said, “The Youth Forum speaks on behalf of local residents at Strathfoyle, and we have been asking local politicians to help with the huge volume of waste currently on the former Brickkiln site for a number of years.
“We will be calling for an independent investigation into this latest fire, and questioning once more why the money couldn’t be found to deal with 12,000 tonnes of waste on that site.”