Stench from sew­er­age plant caus­ing con­cern

July 1983

Bray People - - NEWS -

A STI­FLING smell from a new sewage treat­ment works in Bray is caus­ing fears among peo­ple in the area that some­one may de­velop se­ri­ous ill­ness.

The prob­lem ex­ists near the Corke Abbey es­tate just off Old Con­naught Road where this week some peo­ple have been phys­i­cally sick from the odour.

The treat­ment plant is also sit­u­ated near Bray Golf Club and one of the past cap­tains, Mrs Lilo Buchanan, hit out at the au­thor­i­ties for al­low­ing the prob­lem to con­tinue.

This par­tic­u­lar part of Bray is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of Dublin County Coun­cil and she said that some­thing will have to be done quickly, es­pe­cially as the hot weather con­tin­ues.

‘A few of us were play­ing last week­end and the smell got so bad that we just felt sick. It has been there be­fore but it was never as bad as last week­end,’ said Mrs Buchanan.

She felt that the prob­lems would cre­ate a health haz­ard and claimed that last week it ex­tended as far as the shop­ping cen­tre on Cas­tle Street.

How­ever, try­ing to find out all the rel­e­vant de­tails about the prob­lem, in the pub­lic in­ter­est, is like try­ing to ex­tract in­for­ma­tion from a highly se­cre­tive doc­u­ment, at least as far as Dublin County Coun­cil is con­cerned.

Since Mon­day the Bray Peo­ple has been try­ing to get in­for­ma­tion on this mat­ter from the bu­reau­cratic cham­bers of the author­ity without suc­cess.

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