Cllr Georgina Mlne

Cllr Georgina Milne warns of toxic tyre burning

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Cllr Georgina Milne has called for action from statutory agencies and the local communities after tyres and pallets were stacked across the Connswater Greenway.

Cllr Milne said:

“The tyres are an eyesore and detract from a beautiful community asset.

“We’re moving into another summer and the issue of the burning of tyres on bonfires remains an issue in East Belfast.

The Green Party councillor for Ormiston said:

“The burning of tyres represents a significant health hazard and releases toxins which over time can be linked to cancer and birth defects.

“I respect the right to express culture but we really have to draw the line when cultural expression becomes quite literally toxic.”

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