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Incinerator traffic safety fears

Published 25/11/2010

Campaigners opposed to a chicken litter incinerator near Lough Neagh have warned that families are in danger if hundreds of lorries are allowed to travel the roads round Glenavy every day to service it.

The comments come after a container fell off a lorry delivering to Ulster Farm By-products, one of the companies forming part of the Rose Energy consortium. One of the two containers fell off the lorry on Tuesday and landed in front of oncoming traffic when the vehicle was turning from the main Lurgan Road onto the Station Road at the Horse Shoe Inn.

Resident Damien Horner said the container had narrowly missed cars coming the other way. He warned that school children waiting for a bus at a junction could have been killed.

Campaigners Against the Lough Neagh Incinerator chairman Ray Clarke said: “It is inconceivable that the Roads Service believe these roads are suitable to handle hundreds of additional lorries every day.”

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