Co Tyrone used by criminals to dump waste

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Investigators who discovered an illegal dumping ground in Galbally, Dungannon have described it as a significant find and believe that Co Tyrone is being used by unscrupulous criminals to get rid of waste.

Over 30,000 tonnes of waste was found at the illegal dump and has brought the total of illegal dumps in county to 5.

Derek Williamson, from Northern Ireland's Environmental Agency's Crime Unit, believes that the waste originated from the Republic of Ireland and the unit is working closely with the Gardai to determine who is responsible.