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20 June 2013 Issue 13 - Volume 14 Insula!on Installers • Cavity Wall Insula!on • A"c Insula!on • External Insula!on • Grant Work Approved • Building Energy Ra!ng BER with out it! be th e sa m e 085­1053588 Contact Keith ­ Energy ul dn ’t Consultant: th wo Y ou r m on / €15,000 RAISED WITH DESERT MARATHON PAGE 12 12 PAGE MOTORING SPECIAL INSIDE! PAGE12 8 PAGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHARITY CYCLE WALK LAUNCH DISCOUNT EXHAUST& TOWBAR CENTRE SUPPLY & FREE FITTING Huge Range of Exhausts Catalytic Converters & Tow Bars NEW! Top Quality Emmisions test Now Available for Only €9.99 W NCT Compatible With Print out of test report Ardnaree, Ballina, Co. Mayo Tel: 096-79733 Steeltech Sheds & Garages at Glenore Garden Centre, Behy Road, Ballina, County Mayo. Tel: 096 45216 Visit our onsite Showroom • PVC Coated galvanized steel • Full non drip insulation • Roof skylites • Lifetime guarantee Contact William Brett on 096 45216. Open 6 days till 6pm. The Director of Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme (TRACS) Fiacra Quinn said: “Bonfire night is still a big tradition in many parts of Ireland. The thinking in this area has changed considerably in recent years. Most people are now aware of the toxins and pollutants which release into the air when a waste tyre is burnt. Burning tyres is highly undesirable from both an environmental and health and safety perspective. “We are asking people not to seek out tyres for bonfire night, as well as asking tyre retailers not to provide them to consumers if asked, and to secure the waste they have on-site.” ITH the Eve of St. John just around the corner all over the country children will be gathering materials to light bonfires in celebration of the traditional midsummer festival. Traditionally bonfires were lit exactly at sunset on June 23 and had to be watched and tendered long past midnight, with prayers offered to obtain blessings on the crops. There was much fun and dance and games were played. Wood and straw were the materials burnt in traditional bonfires. However, with changing times many bonfires are now used as a means of disposing of waste. Waste materials such as plastic and tyres contain chemicals which, when burned, produce toxic fumes. Over the past few years, tyres, paints, chemicals, petrol, gas cylinders, household furniture, asbestos and even cars have been set alight. The bonfire does not destroy these by-products. They are emitted into the air that we breathe. They contaminate the land around the fire and the back gardens over which the smoke passes. Once released, these toxins will persist for a long time in the environment. Vegetables that grow in back gardens can absorb these toxins. When eaten these may affect our health. Some of these effects may be long-term and cumulative. It is important to be concerned about emissions from bonfires, as they are a major source of pollution. Continued on Page 2 Tempany’s June Special Offer YOUR QUALITY CATERING SUPPLIER 2 B&B & 1 Evening Meal Only €99pps Drumshanbo • Co Leitrim • To Book Call 0719640100 or email Reserva! SPARE PARTS SUPPLIER Visit us for all your catering & party hire needs For Full Range of Catering Equipment We Supply quality home bakeware and utensils, including a wide range of Wilton Sugar Craft. Great Selection of Wedding Cake Decorations and Equipment Elements for Boilers, Bulbs for Bain-maries, Thermostats, etc, etc Hill St, Ballina - Tel: 096-72607 Email: FREE IN SLIGO, MAYO, ROSCOMMON, DONEGAL, LEITRIM, GALWAY & FERMANAGH

Northwest Express June 20th 2013

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