EPA prosecutes E Smithwick & Sons Limited

On 18 January 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted E Smithwick & Sons Limited at Kilkenny District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• Exceeding the emission limits specified in the licence for discharges to sewer between January and June 2004. 

• Failing to install monitoring equipment resulting in the company not taking samples as is required by the licence;

• Failing to notify the EPA of an emission, which did not comply with the conditions of the licence.

On hearing details of the offences, Judge Harnett imposed fines totalling €9,000 and awarded the EPA’s costs of €7,267.