Lough Foyle Carcinogens quietly forgotton

In light of a recent $670 million Dupont settlement in America we unearthed some information on pollution and chemical spills in and around Lough Foyle including a 1990 Irish Times'  article,  on carcinogenic chemicals found in Lough Foyle salmon,  an 1992 Independent article on an unreported chemical spill from DuPont (UK) Ltd.  Both are followed by an Irish Government debate at the time, such as it was.  Finally we include a 2016 Derry Now article on a suppressed 2014 study on effects of pollution on Derry residents.

Du Pont (UK) Ltd jetty at Maydown on Lough Foyle.  Coolkeeragh power station - centre

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Oireachtas Debate December 1991 on BIM report

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This is the only Irish Government debate on the above report that we managed to get.  It is interesting to see the difference in emphasis between the BIM report and the response from the Irish Minister for the Marine Mr Wilson. 


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Oireachtas Debate October 1992 on above toxic discharge.

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Minister of State Dept of Marine Mr. P. Gallagher"What disappoints me is that there was a structure in relation to the Foyle and there was no reason why the company could not have informed their Department of the Environment, who in turn could have informed Donegal County Council and the North-Western Health Board. "

 


2014 Pollution Report Suppressed

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