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Potato farmer fined £400 for waste offences

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Brian Brolly (54) of Glenshane Road Cross, Londonderry was fined a total of £400 at Londonderry Magistrates’ court today for waste offences.

Environment and Heritage Service officers investigated a site owned by Mr Brolly off Glenshane Road, Cross, Londonderry on 21 November 2006 where a substantial quantity of food waste (potatoes, potato chippings and potato peelings) was deposited at the rear of Mr Brolly’s farm close to the River Faughan. Large pools of leachate had formed and there was concern that the river could have been impacted by leachate from the waste deposit.

Mr Brolly pleaded guilty for breaches of waste management legislation and was fined two counts of £200 (plus court costs of £82).

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Brian Brolly was fined under the following Articles of the Waste & Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997:

1. 4(1)(a), relating to the deposit of controlled waste on the site without there being in force a waste management licence.

. Article 4(1)(b), relating to the keeping of controlled waste on the site without there being in force a waste management licence.

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