EPA prosecutes Nutricia Infant Nutrition Limited (P0792-02)

On 14thof September 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Nutricia Infant Nutrition Limited at The Courthouse, Macroom, County Cork. On hearing details of the offences, Judge McNulty convicted Nutricia Infant Nutrition Limited on the fifth charge below and imposed a fine of  €2,000. He also awarded EPA costs of €12,181.59. He further ordered the company to make a donation of €20,000 to the district court poor box, which makes regular donations to the Vincent de Paul charity and imposed a conditional discharge bond of €50,000.

The company pleaded guilty to: 

  • On the 13th October 2015, failed to comply with Condition 5.2, in that they failed to ensure that the activities on-site were carried out in a manner such that odours did not result in impairment of and/or interference with amenities or the environment beyond the installation boundary or other legitimate uses of the environment beyond the installation boundary.
  • On the 29th March 2016, failed to comply with Condition 5.2, in that they failed to ensure that the activities on-site were carried out in a manner such that odours did not result in impairment of and/or interference with amenities or the environment beyond the installation boundary or other legitimate uses of the environment beyond the installation boundary.
  • From 17th to 22nd of April 2016, failed to comply with Condition 5.2, in that they failed to ensure that the activities on-site were carried out in a manner such that odours did not result in impairment of and/or interference with amenities or the environment beyond the installation boundary or other legitimate uses of the environment beyond the installation boundary.
  • On the 17th of August 2015, failed to comply with condition 5.1, in that emissions to atmosphere of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) at emission point reference number OCU-3 exceeded the emission limit value set out in Schedule B.1.3 of the said Licence.
  • From the 15th of February to the 25th of April 2016, failed to comply with Condition 11.1, in that they failed to notify the Agency as soon as practicable after the occurrence an incident with the potential for environmental contamination of surface water or groundwater.