EPA prosecutes Murray Timber (Ballon) Limited

On 27 January 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Murray Timber (Ballon) Limited at Tullow District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• Moving waste to an illegal landfill located in Craan, Kildavin, Co Carlow, thereby increasing the potential of pollution to ground and to the nearby River Clashavey, a tributary of the River Slaney.

• The unauthorised burning of waste on-site resulting in pollution to the atmosphere.

On hearing details of the offences and inspecting photographic evidence from the EPA, Judge O’Buachalla imposed fines totalling €2,700 and awarded costs of  €6,621 to the EPA.