The people of Buncrana have been “bluffed” about their sewage treatment for the past 25 years, a local environmental campaigner has said.

The town is currently served by a primary treatment plant, which effectively means solids are scrapped off the top of sewage waste with the remaining untreated effluent being pumped into the Swilly.

Enda Craig, who has been spearheading the campaign opposing the construction of a sewage outflow pipe at Carnagarve beach near Moville, said that when the plant was being built in 1990 the people of Buncrana and surrounding area were “promised a top-of-the-range high spec system, and all it got was a step up from the Stone Age.”

For more details on this story see today's Inish Times.


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