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To: All TD's, including Ministers and the Taoiseach in Dublin, all Irish MEP's, all MLA's in Belfast, the Northern Ireland Minister, the UK Prime Minister and the European Commission

Stop Poisoning/Polluting Ireland's Freshwaters

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Stop the unlawful poisoning/pollution of Irelands natural freshwaters.

Why is this important?

There is nothing more important to us as a nation than to care for, nurture, protect and preserve the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. A very close second is the need to protect and preserve our natural environment for those generations that follow us, who will depend upon it.

A recent submission to the Citizens Assembly examining Bio-Diversity Loss in Ireland confirmed that our natural freshwaters are being deliberately, unlawfully polluted by 5000 defective (leaking) slurry/effluent storage tanks that were built on NI farms, thousands of which were built in the border counties of Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh and Armagh.

https://www.citizensassembly.ie/en/assembly-on-biodiversity-loss/submissions/bio507_redacted.pdf

The toxic contents leaking from those defective tanks pollute/poison local streams rivers and lakes that flow across the 310mile border and pollute/poison the freshwaters in the border counties of Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and the counties beyond them, killing the marine life and flora and fauna that exist in those freshwaters and causing/contributing to the pollution recorded by the EPA in their reports.

RTE reported the EPA Studies that confirm the levels of pollution in our natural freshwaters.

https://www.rte.ie/news/environment/2022/1014/1329164-epa-water-quality/
https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/1020/1330259-epa-sewage-report/

Those streams, rivers and lakes are the source of the water that we all use/drink every day. Think of this when you pour your next cup of tea/coffee or hand your child a glass of tap-water to drink. Furthermore, we , the Irish people, will likely face significant fines/penalties from the EU for "our" failure to meet acceptable water quality targets.

Please sign this petition and forward it to your elected representative and please also share it with your friends and family and ask them to do the same.

How it will be delivered

I plan to deliver it by hand to the Taoiseach, the UK Prime Minister and the European Commissioner.

Ireland

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Updates

2023-01-16 18:45:56 +0000

50 signatures reached

2023-01-11 17:41:36 +0000

25 signatures reached

2023-01-09 19:02:48 +0000

10 signatures reached