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Co Down village sprayed with sludge - NI Water apologises

Published 29/06/2016

Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.
Houses and businesses in Co Down were sprayed during the incident.

A clean up operation is underway after houses in a Co Down village were sprayed with sludge.

Sewage sludge is the semi-solid material produced as a by-product during sewage treatment.

Northern Ireland water have issued an apology after its sludge tank worker was involved in the incident.

It was travelling from Downpatrick to Belfast when houses and businesses in Crossgar were sprayed.

An NI Water spokesman said: "NI Water is aware of a sludge spillage in Crossgar, from a TM Waste sludge tanker, working for NI Water. TM Waste are currently on site carrying out a clean-up operation with the assistance of NI Water.

''NI Water apologise for the inconvenience caused, and are working to resolve this immediately."

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