Saturday, 26 January 2013

Eglish farmer fined £900 for pollution offence - Local - Tyrone Times

Eglish farmer fined �900 for pollution offence - Local - Tyrone Times: AN EGLISH farmer today pleaded guilty and was fined �900 plus court costs of �28 at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court for a pollution offence.

Mr Joseph Hughes of Killybracken Road, Eglish, was fined for making a polluting discharge to a waterway.On 16 March 2012, Water Quality Inspectors, acting on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, inspected a tributary of the Oona River near Eglish and found it to be discoloured and to have a bad smell. They also found that the bed of the waterway was coated in sludge and fungus, and that over 1 kilometer of waterway was visibly polluted

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