EPA prosecutes Green Isle Foods Limited

On 27 June 2014 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Green Isle Foods Limited at Naas District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to notify the Agency of an emission which did not comply with the requirements of its licence and was an incident with the potential for environmental contamination of surface water or groundwater as soon as practicable after the occurrence thereof.

• Failing to ensure that all tank, container and drum storage areas were rendered impervious to the materials stored therein and that all drainage from bunded areas was diverted for collection and safe disposal.

Judge Desmond Zaidan convicted the Company and imposed fines of €3,000.  Agency costs of €5,219.83 were also awarded.