EPA prosecutes Silver Hill Foods

On 7 December 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Silver Hill Foods at Monaghan District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to store waste in designated areas protected against spillage and leachate runoff
• Failing to maintain active slurry storage lagoons at the site
• Operating a lagoon for the storage of poultry faeces and /or slurry to which a high level alarm was not fitted
 
On hearing details of the offences, Judge McBride imposed fines of  €1,000 each on the first two charges and took the third charge into account.  EPA costs of €7,412 were also awarded.