Concern over waste facility in Ballaghaderreen

An environmental group from Ballaghaderreen held  a public meeting last night (Wednesday) in opposition to plans to build a waste transfer station in the town.   The Ballaghaderreen Environmental Action Group say that they organised the meeting in protest over   plans by Barna Waste which have raised serious concerns in the local area.   The meeting had been organised following proposals by Barna Waste to build the facility next to the existing landfill site in Ballaghaderreen.   Local councillor and mayor of Roscommon Cllr.  John Kelly says that people in the Aughalista, Banada and Lissian areas who live close to the existing landfill site are fearful that the lifetime of the landfill site might be extended as a result of the new facility.   ‘It is not surprising that people are fearful about what is planned and I don’t blame them. I would say that there is nothing wrong with the proposals as outlined by Barna Waste but the local residents are understandably worried about it’  he told the Roscommon People.