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BREcors mm. Th3 Awful Might Have Besn Inhabitants of Brecon and District have. without in the least suspecting it, during the past week been within danger of wholesale poisoning. Let there be no unnecessary alarm, the danger is over, and there are no vile miscreants at large awaiting another opportunity of killing us off wholesale. The danger arose out of an accident—damage to two drums of week-killer but it was an accident fraught with terrible possibilities. The facts were made known at a meeting of the Brecon Town Council on Tuesday morning in the reports of the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. V. Rees) and the Borough Surveyor an8 Inspector (Mr H. Ll. Griffiths). Dr. Rees stated that on Thursday last he was asked by the Inspector to visit I and examine some sacks of sugar and some cases of oranges, which had been damaged by the contents of two drums of weed-killer placed in the same truck. A considereble number of the sacks showed evidence of having been infected 11 i by the fluid, and as it was impossible to differentiate between them, it was con- sidered advisable to condemn the whole lot. Rightly or wrongly, the bags of sugar were taken possession of and were now in the custody of the Inspector. Mr Griffiths's report on the subject r was to the effect that 1 ton 13 cwt. of sugar and 10 cwt. of fruit were being held by the Council's officials under a justice's order in consequence of having been exposed to contamination by a. highly poisonous fluid. Replying to the Mayor, Mr Griffiths said he took action with the concurrence of the Stationmaster and the person to whom the sugar was consigned. Dr Rees added that both the drums of weed killer-a very poisonous fluid- were quite empty, and the whole of the contents had escaped into the truck. The spread of the fluid was assisted by rain coming in through a hole in the tarpaulin which covered the truck. The Mayor said it was a serious thing, and whatever the ultimate lesponsibility as to the goods, it was certain that pre- vention was better than cure. —————————



Hay Rural District Counoil.

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