EPA prosecutes Cavan County Council

On 8 December 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Cavan County Council at Cavan District Court, Co. Cavan.  The Council pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to install an active landfill gas collection and flaring system.
• Inadequate management of leachate from the landfill.
• Permitting exceedance of leachate levels.

On hearing details of the offences from an EPA inspector, Judge McBride imposed fines totalling €1,900 for the Council’s failure to install an active landfill gas collection and flaring system. The other two charges relating to inadequate management of leachate from the landfill were proven and taken into account. The EPA’s costs of €6,008 were also awarded.