An elderly farmer from Roscommon brought a 4kg bag of cyanide to the EPA hazardous waste collection over the weekend. The farmer had it stored in his shed for 45 years, apparently intended for killing rabbits.

In an interview with Shannonside FM environmental officer with Roscommon county council Suzanne Dempsey stated that “the chemicals expert that was on site during the day said that it was enough to wipe out most of the county.”

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