EPA prosecutes Cavan County Council

On 27 September 2007 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Cavan County Council at Cavan District Court.  The Council pleaded guilty to:

• Causing odour nuisance in the immediate area of the facility.

• Failing to provide and maintain leachate and surface water management infrastructure.

• Failing to provide and maintain landfill gas infrastructure at the facility.

On hearing evidence from both an EPA inspector and some local residents, Judge McBride imposed fines of €4,500 and awarded EPA costs of €21,500.