EPA prosecutes McCarren & Company Limited

On 26 May 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted McCarren & Company Limited at Cavan District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

1. Causing specified emissions to sewer which exceeded the emission limit values as set out in the licence.
2. Failing to establish procedures to ensure that corrective action would be taken should the requirements of the licence not be fulfilled.
3. Failing to provide onsite the equipment specified in Schedule 1(iii) Effluent Treatment Control of the licence.
4. Failing to ensure that all automatic monitors and samplers were functioning at all times when the activity was being carried on.

On hearing details of the offences Judge McBride imposed a fine of €1,000 on the first charge and took the other charges into account.  EPA and Cavan County Council costs of €8,000 were also awarded.