EPA prosecutes Liffey Meats (Cavan) Limited

On 5 February 2007 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Liffey Meats (Cavan) Limited at Virginia District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:
 
• Permitting emissions to the water, which exceeded the emission limit values set out in its licence,
• Failing to notify the Agency of these emissions and
• Failing to notify the Agency of a malfunction of control equipment, (aerator of wastewater treatment plant) which was likely to lead to loss of control of the abatement system.

On hearing details of the three offences from the EPA’s solicitor, Judge McBride imposed fines of €1,000 each in relation to charges one and three and took the other charge into account.  The EPA’s costs of €12,987 were also awarded.