County Antrim Company Fined For Offensive Odours

Ulster Farm By-Products, the animal rendering operation near Glenavy in County Antrim, has been fined a total of £35,000 plus court costs at the Lisburn Magistrates Court. The company pleaded guilty to seven offences associated with offensive odours that occurred between 25th August 2010 and 28th February 2011. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) regulates … Read more

NI Water Fined After Pollution Incident

NI Water has been fined £2,000 after pleading guilty to causing a pollution incident from Masserene Sewage Pumping Station (SPS) in the vicinity of Clotworthy Bridge, Antrim on May 3rd 2010. The incident was linked to a blockage caused by inappropriate items that resulted in a discharge into a nearby watercourse. NI Water has asked … Read more

NI Water Fined For River Pollution

NI Water has pleaded guilty to causing a pollution incident from its Sandholes Sewage Pumping Station on 31st March 2009. The incident is linked to complications at the pumping station causing it to temporarily shut down and cause a discharge into Killymoon River. NI Water was fined £500 plus £34 costs. Throughout the process, NI … Read more

Repatriation of 250,000 Tonnes of Illegal Waste From Northern Ireland Commences

The repatriation of waste which originated in the Republic of Ireland but which was illegally disposed of at about 20 sites in Northern Ireland in the early part of this decade is now underway. The repatriation process follows a 2007 Roadmap agreement between the two jurisdictions and a further framework agreement in June 2009 which … Read more