EPA prosecutes Millipore Ireland B.V.

On 7 October 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Millipore Ireland B.V. at Cork District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

1. Causing or allowing emissions from the facility which were of environmental significance and were not specified emissions;

2. Altering and changing the site management infrastructure and control with adverse environmental significance without prior notice to or agreement of the Environmental Protection Agency.

On hearing details of the offences, Judge Reardon imposed fines of €6,000 and awarded EPA costs of €5,000.