EPA prosecutes a Pig Farmer

On 21 April 2006 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted a Pig Farmer at Cavan District Court.

He pleaded guilty to:

• Failing to notify the EPA as soon as practicable of an unauthorised emission and an incident with potential for environmental contamination of surface water.

• Failing to make a record of such incident.

• Failing to maintain the level alarm on the reception tank.

On hearing details of the offences from an EPA inspector and a Senior Engineer from Cavan County Council, Judge McBride imposed fines totalling €1,000 and the EPA’s costs of €9,328 were also awarded.