Irish Water being prosecuted for breaching environmental regulations
Posted on 30th September 2019 at 21:16
Company is accused of offences that took place at Dublin waste water treatment plant
Irish Water is being prosecuted for breaching environmental regulations at a Dublin waste water treatment plant.
The company is accused of offences under the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations 2007 at Strand Road, Malahide, Co Dublin on April 28th, 2018 and on the following day.
The case has been brought at by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and came before Dublin District Court on Monday.
Irish Water faces three charges: for not taking corrective actions; not notifying the EPA about the incident as soon as practicable; and not having emergency response procedures in place that addressed any emergency situation on site.
Judge John Brennan adjourned the case until November 12th next when Irish Water will be expected to indicate how it will plead, or have trial date if the case is going to be contested.
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