Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson commenting after it has been reported that suspected hazardous materials have been found on a bonfire site in the Tullyally area of Derry.
Councillor Jackson said “This is a very worrying development.
“I am concerned its been reported suspected hazardous materials have been found at a bonfire site in the Tullyally area of Derry. We all know the dangers of such materials .They have the ability to linger in the air even after a fire has been extinguished. Anyone surrounding it is at risk of exposure that may lead to serious health problems.
“Everyone is entitled to their culture but with that comes with responsibilities, especially around the issue of bonfires.”I am calling on those responsible for organising the bonfire to ensure that it is free from hazardous materials ,to ensure the safety of both residents and the young people involved in collecting and building the bonfire.Ends