Cara Environmental Technology Limited Prosecuted on Indictment

On the 3rd June 2010 at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Cara Environmental Technology Limited pleaded guilty to offences under the Waste Management (Transfrontier Shipment) Regulations 1998 and the Waste Management Act, 1996.

 The case was listed for sentencing in Dublin Circuit Court on the 18th October 2010.

The company admitted breaching  the Waste Management (Transfrontier Shipment) Regulations 1998 by shipping waste, namely rinse waters containing active ingredients namely Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), out of the state without a certificate on the 18th September 2000, 26th April 2001, 15th May 2001 and the 28th November 2001. 

Judge Patricia Ryan heard details of the offences on the 28th July 2010 and on the 18th October 2010 imposed a fine of €40,000.  Cara Environmental Technology Limited made a voluntary contribution of €50,000 towards costs.

This prosecution was taken following a six month investigation undertaken by An Garda Siochana and EPA Inspectors.  Due to the serious nature of the offences this case was referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for prosecution on indictment.