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Over 200 tyres dumped in Wicklow National Park

The PURE truck removing tyres yesterday in the national park at Cunard

Glenasmole

Members of the Glenasmole/Cunard PURE mile during a clean up

Over 200 tyres have been dumped in the Wicklow National Park.

The tyres were spread from Piperstown up into the hills above Glenasmole which is located in South Dublin.

The area was purchased by the state in 2016 which extended the Wicklow National park into South Dublin.

An operation to remove the tyres by the PURE Project began on Friday and continued today.

Project manager of the PURE Project Ian Davis said “This location is a black-spot for dumping and it has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the country, it is regularly spoiled by loads dumped from small lorries, as well as abandoned domestic rubbish, garden waste and electrical kitchen appliances. The PURE team work so hard up here, I urge people to be very careful with the disposal of any unwanted material and make sure it does not fall into the hands of unauthorised waste management.”

 

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