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Rubbish is cleared from an illegal dump on the Crumlin Road yesterday

Rubbish is cleared from an illegal dump on the Crumlin Road yesterday

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Rubbish is cleared from an illegal dump on the Crumlin Road yesterday

The removal of two massive mountains of waste at illegal dumping sites in north Belfast is nearing completion, according to a councillor.

Used mattresses, medical equipment, food waste and gas bottles were among the waste piled up at two sites off the Crumlin Road.

Some nearby residents had left their homes due to infestations of rats and flies, and protests were staged demanding action.

Yesterday workers appeared to be clearing the final piles of waste.

DUP councillor Brian Kingston said: "It was totally irresponsible - no consideration for the social consequences and the health consequences for those living locally."

Belfast Telegraph