EPA prosecutes AIBP Limited t/a AIBP Waterford

On 7 May 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted AIBP Limited t/a AIBP Waterford at Waterford District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

1. Failing to notify the Agency as soon as practicable of the occurrence of an emission on the 16 March 2009 which had the potential for environmental contamination of surface water or ground water and posed an environmental threat to air and land.

2. Permitting emissions to water which were of environmental significance and were not specified emissions.

3. Failing to have records of an incident that occurred on 16 March 2009 available for inspection by the Agency.

On hearing details of the offences Judge Kennedy imposed fines of €1,000 on each of the first two charges and took the third charge into consideration. EPA costs of €5,923 were also awarded.