EPA prosecutes Waterford County Council

On 1 June 2006 the Director of Public Prosecutions prosecuted Waterford County Council at Waterford Circuit Court.  The Council pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to put in place the infrastructure necessary for the collection and management of landfill gas.

• Failing to install a final cap across filled cells at its landfill facility at Tramore within the timeframe specified in the licence.

On hearing details of the offences, Judge O’Shea imposed fines totalling €4,000 and the EPA’s costs of €12,719 were also awarded.