EPA prosecutes Alert Packaging Limited

On 8 June 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Alert Packaging Limited at Bray District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to three charges related to the failure by the company to comply with emissions limit values for discharges to atmosphere as set out in its licence.

The Court heard that, since the EPA took the proceedings, the company had installed costly abatement equipment, thus limiting the air pollution to licensed standards.  Additionally, the company has obtained a revised licence, which has brought it into compliance with its regulatory requirements.

Having regard to the circumstances and the cost of the compliance measures the court imposed a fine of €10 for charge 1 and took charges 2 and 3 into consideration.  Costs of €3,079 were awarded to the Agency.