EPA prosecutes KTK Landfill Limited

On 4 October 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted KTK Landfill Limited at Naas District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

1. Providing false and misleading information to an authorised person and the Agency.

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

3. Permitting leachate levels in the waste to exceed a level of 1.0m over the top of the liner at the base of the landfill.

4. Failing to contact the Agency as soon as practicable after the malfunction of a continuous monitor and failing to put in place alternative monitoring facilities.

On hearing details of the offences Judge Zidane imposed fines of €2,000 on each of the four charges and EPA costs of €9,000 were also awarded.