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Niall Deeney

'Human waste' found in area with history of flooding, warns MLA

Human waste has been found in an area of Derry with a history of flooding, a local MLA has warned.

Foyle MLA Padraig Delargy said the discovery has caused concern amongst residents of Lisfannon Park in the Bogside.

The Sinn Fein man said he has contacted the Department for Infrastructure and NI Water to urge them to identify the cause and find a solution.

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In a statement, Mr Delargy said: "Following an inspection of the area, we are deeply concerned that human waste has been discovered there in the standing water.

"I have been in contact with the Department for Infrastructure and NI Water to try and identify what is causing this and find a quick and urgent solution to deal with what is clearly a health hazard."

He added: "Local representative Aisling Hutton and I have been dealing with an issue of the repeated flooding of a laneway in Lisfannon Park.

"This is causing problems for residents accessing the back of their homes, and specifically for leaving out bins or receiving oil deliveries having to go, as people are having to walk through this water."


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