Environmentalist says state of Kerry water is desperate

An environmentalist says the state of water in Kerry is deplorable. river Tony Lowes of the Friends of the Irish Environment says the county has a problem with its water due to pollution from farming, especially Lough Leane. Figures revealed by the Farming Independent this week show a third of Kerry farms selected for nitrates inspections last year were found to be in breach of the rules. Tony Lowes says something needs to be done, and believes Ireland should follow the example of New York, where farmers can’t use land close to water. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/14621/medium/”] However Tony Lowes’ claims are being disputed by Kilflynn native Mick Brady, of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association. He says Kerry doesn’t have a problem with its water, and says the suggestion not allow farmers use land close to water is ridiculous and wouldn’t work. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/14619/medium/”]