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Kilkenny County Council investigating complaint claiming contamination of River Nore

Kilkenny County Council’s Environment section is probing a complaint from a member of the public about possible contamination of the River Nore.

The Environmental Protection Agency had called on the local authority to investigate the matter.

KCLR and the EPA received a complaint earlier this week from a source who claims contaminated water was disposed from a Kilkenny County Council truck into the River Nore.

The person making the complaint alleges that contaminated effluent was emptied into the River Nore at canal walk on a date last year.

Concerns have been raised as the River Nore is a special area of conservation.

In a statement to KCLR, the EPA said it requested that the Council’s Environment section investigate the complaint and provide a report on the outcome to the agency.

When contacted by KCLR, Kilkenny County Council stated the matter is being investigated.

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