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Navan Water Pollution

One of the more serious problems facing residents in Navan, County Meath is water pollution and the quality of the water in the river Boyne. While water is of course an essential and a basic need for everyone, natural sources of water are much more - they are the foundation of the ecological system and the surrounding area.

So it makes sense to carefully monitor and protect rivers like the Boyne from external sources of pollution. One of the more serious threats to Boyne river purity may be a seven kilometer industrial pipeline from Dawn Meats, who have previously been fined for pollution, discharging waste directly into the Boyne.

Navan water pollution can have knock on effects for local birds, fish such as lampreys and salmon which are vulnerable to pollution in low water conditions, amphibians like frogs and newts, wild animals such as otters, badgers and foxes, and native plant life which is already suffering from overdevelopment and spreading urbanisation.

We must protect our rivers and lakes, especially key historic areas like the Boyne river, from Navan water pollution. Many people are trying to prevent these ecological problems worsening, with 90% of the over four hundred objections to the Dawn Meats pipe being accepted, but most of all Aontú representative Peter Whelan has been at the forefront of stopping the ongoing pollution of Navan's water supply.

It isn't simply a wider green ecological issue either, more than twenty five thousand homes in the Slane, Duleek, Donore and surrounding areas get their drinking water from the Boyne. Fishing and water sports also suffer greatly from Navan water pollution in the Boyne river. Members of Navan River Rescue have also expressed deep concern at the potential risks to their front line emergency response members.

Sewage also enter the river from Navan town and from numerous other sites, so there will always be an ongoing need to monitor and protect water quality in Meath, and not only that but the surrounding environment, such as the Navan greenway.

Aontú are your voice, the voice of the people represented by Peter Whelan – if you have concerns or want to get organised to help address these problems, contact us today!


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