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Cyanide could have ‘wiped out county’

A farmer in County Roscommon safely disposed of 4kg of cyanide over the weekend, “enough to wipe out most of the county”.

According to a report on, the farmer, who had kept the highly toxic chemical in his shed over 40 years, brought it to a farm hazardous waste collection organised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Roscommon town on Saturday.

Environmental officer with Roscommon County Council Suzanne Dempsey told Shannonside FM that “the chemicals expert that was on site during the day said that it was enough to wipe out most of the county”.

You can read the full report here

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