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Animal carcass dumped in Rylagh burn, Omagh

Published: 31 March, 2015

Declan Mc Aleer MLA at the Rylagh Burn, Omagh which is partially blocked by the carcass of a calf

Declan Mc Aleer MLA at the Rylagh Burn, Omagh which is partially blocked by the carcass of a calf

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has criticized those responsible for dumping the carcass of a calf in the Rylagh burn outside Omagh. According to Mr Mc Aleer "This was a very thoughtless and irresponsible action which has created a public health issue in that area. Not only is the carcass blocking the water course but it is also polluting the water as it is in a state of decomposition. "What adds to my frustration is that there is a lack of clarity as to which agency is responsible for removing the carcass. The fact that the Rylagh burn is not a designated water course, Rivers Agency told me that they are not responsible. "Given the public health concern, I really do not expect the landowner or any member of the public to attempt to remove this carcass. It must be disposed of in a safe and appropriate way. The Councils litter warden is aware of the issue and has visited the site. "I hope that this issue can be resolved as soon as possible but those who dumped the animal at this location really need to reflect on their actions".