EPA prosecutes Waterford City Council

On 1 June 2006 the Director of Public Prosecutions prosecuted Waterford City 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 have in place appropriate leachate management, surface water run-off and capping at its landfill facility within the timeframe specified in its licence.

Judge O’Shea imposed fines totalling €6,000 and the EPA’s costs of €10,801 were also awarded.