EPA prosecutes Kildare Chilling Company

On 12 January 2006 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Kildare Chilling Company at Kildare District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

  • Failing to prevent partially treated effluent from entering the surface water drainage system, which ultimately discharges to the Tully Stream, a tributary to the Barrow River.
  • Allowing emissions to sewer, which were not in compliance with the emission limit values set out in the IPC licence.
  • Failing to monitor and analyse emissions to sewer as specified in the IPC licence.

On hearing details of the offences, Judge Concannon imposed fines totalling €6,500 and costs totalling €6,000 were also awarded.