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County Limerick road reopens after slurry spill

The car that was swept over 15 metres into a field by a slurry spill    Picture: Mike O'Riordan

The car that was swept over 15 metres into a field by a slurry spill Picture: Mike O'Riordan

 

THE CAPPAMORE to Doon road has reopened after the major slurry spill at Cooga last night.

It is understood that the wall of the open slurry pit cracked allowing tens of thousands of gallons flow down a slope onto the road. It swept a car driven by a lady from Cappamore around 15 metres into a field. Her injuries were not serious.

Gardai. fire brigade personnel, county council staff and ambulance crews attended the scene.

The slurry spilled onto a flat area with relatively little flow.

A spokesperson for Limerick County Council said they are confident they will be able contain the slurry spill within this area by damming local drains and thus minimising the environmental impact.

“The clean-up operation is ongoing and will continue for a few days. The slurry spill caused structural damage to the road boundary but the road surface was not damaged. Council staff are presently rebuilding the boundary.

“The council has carried out an initial inspection of the damaged slurry tank and spoken with the slurry tank owner,” said the spokesperson.

 

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