Groundhog Day in the West

Six One News report (8th item) Thursday 24th January.

A report by the Environmental Protection Agency has stated that nobody is to be prosecuted as a result of the recent (very serious and dangerous) water pollution problems in Galway.

The report says:

“Rather than hauling people through the courts it’s going to work to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.”

Later, in the same report Dr. Diarmuid O’Donovan, Director of Public Health, HSE West stated:

“The report confirms that there are water supplies around the country that are at high risk, that people could be exposed to contaminated water. We could have more seriously ill people; we could even have deaths due to contaminated water.”

Let’s hear that again – The EPA couldn’t be bothered prosecuting those responsible for allowing water to become contaminated even though people are being put at risk of serious illness or even death.

Instead they’re going to work to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.

Six One News report (15th item) Friday 25th January.

More than 30,000 people living in two West of Ireland towns have to boil their water as a result of new water contamination problems…

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