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Alex Attwood wrote to Northern Ireland councils over quarries

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has said he has written to all councils asking them to check the safety of quarries in their areas.

On Saturday evening, a 15-year-old boy and a 39-year-old man drowned in a disused quarry near Annalong in County Down.

Mr Attwood said there are more than 3,000 disused quarries in Northern Ireland.

  • 03 Jun 2013