EPA prosecutes FSW Coatings Limited

On 7 February 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted FSW Coatings Limited at Virginia District Court, Co. Cavan.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• The stockpiling and storage of waste on-site which was not in accordance with the requirements of the licence.
• The unauthorised storage of waste at a warehouse leased by the company at Cornanaff, Bailieborough, Co Cavan.
• The failure to protect storage tanks from leakage.
• The failure to store liquid materials and waste, awaiting disposal in designated areas protected against spillage.

On hearing evidence from an Inspector from the Environmental Protection Agency, Judge McBride imposed fines totalling €1,000 and awarded costs of €12,450 to the EPA.