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Duncan to discuss cemetery location

Published:Wednesday | March 12, 2008 | 10:15 AM

Dr DK Duncan, Member of Parliament for Eastern Hanover is expected to meet with the Public Defender, lawyers and the Health and Environment Minister regarding the dispute between local residents and the cemetery operators.

The residents have expressed concern that if the developers go ahead with the cemetery, formaldehyde and other chemicals used in burials will contaminate the water supply from the Shettlewood Spring.

Yesterday, Mr. Spencer told the committee he could not intervene in the matter since it is now before the courts.

However, he asked them to consider curtailing the matter before the court and have him deal with the issue.

Chairman of the Ramble Community Development Committee, Mr. Ambleton Wray said while the committee appreciates the action of the health minister, it would meet later this week to decide its next move.

Last week, the Ramble Community Development Committee filed an injunction in the Supreme Court for a judicial review of the permit.

It also filed an injunction against the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).