EPA prosecutes ESB Moneypoint

On the 5th of July, the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted ESB Moneypoint at Dublin Metropolitan Court.

The company pleaded guilty to:

  • Exceeding the ELV for ammonia to water on 16th September 2015
  • Failure to divert for collection and safe disposal on the 12th of April 2016
  • Failure to maintain records of integrity tests on site on 12th April 2016
  • Failure to maintain records of weekly inspections of the drainage system, bunds, silt traps and oil separators on 12th April 2016.
  • Failure to carry out analysis, measurements, examinations and calibrations from 25th September 2015 to 12th April 2016

Judge Brennan convicted the defendants and fined them a total of €6,000 (€2,000 for first charge and €1,000 for each of the remaining four charges)

The Agency costs of €16,133.25 were also awarded.