Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has condemned the illegal dumping of three diesel cubes near Silverbridge on Friday.
In recent months there have been repeated incidents of illegal dumping in the area, pointing to ongoing criminal activity resulting in potential environmental damage.
Councillor Larkin insisted that the criminals behind this dumping activity must desist immediately, and urged the community to remain vigilant:
"Yet again we have ratepayers in this district paying to clear the toxic waste which is dumped at our roadside by diesel launderers.
“The latest incident occurred on the New Line at Silverbridge.
Three pods of diesel waste were left beside a N.I. Water facility.
“This criminal behaviour is a blight on our landscape, our environment, but most importantly, our community.
“The people behind these crimes have no respect for citizens in the area who are forced to pay for their actions, which this time threatened to contaminate local water supplies.
“I urge the statutory authorities and the local community to redouble their efforts to put this activity to an end once and for all.
“It’s dangerous, it’s criminal, and it must stop immediately.”