EPA Prosecutes Oxigen Environmental

On 30th of September 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Oxigen Environmental at a sitting of the Dublin Metropolitan District Court in the Four Courts, Dublin. 

The Company pleaded guilty to the following charges:

• Three charges relating to failure to ensure that activities were carried out in a manner such that emissions, including odours, did not result in significant impairment of and/or significant interference with amenities or the environment beyond the facility boundary and that odour did not give rise to nuisance at the facility or in the immediate area of the facility.

• A charge relating to failure to clean the floor of the waste processing building and clear it of all waste at the end of the working day and failure to store all waste for disposal stored at the facility in suitably covered and enclosed containers within the Waste Processing Building and failure to remove all waste for disposal stored at the facility within twenty four hours.

• A charge relating to an exceedance in the limit value of an emission of BOD from the facility to surface water, as set out in Schedule B.2 of the said licence.

Judge O’Neill convicted the Company and imposed a fine of €2,000 on each of the five charges.  Agency costs of €15,000 were also agreed.