Council test Letterkenny sewerage system for possible polutent

Donegal County Council has sent samples taken from the new sewerage scheme to see if they are by-products of fuel laundering.

Construction of the sewerage scheme is underway, however the main contractor has brought to the council's attention the discovery of a small amount of what could be the waste from fuel laundering.

Officials say however that given the small quantity of the fuel found, it could possibly have come from another source such as a residential home heating oil tank.

The council is awaiting the results of the samples before deciding what action to take.