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Council face charge of failing to notify EPA about pollution of Camlin River

Longford County Council head offices. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

Longford County Council head offices. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

Longford County Council will come before Judge Seamus Hughes in mid-April to answer a charge in regard to failing to notify the Environmental Protection Agency about a pollution event on the Camlin River.

The local authority face a charge from the EPA that it failed to notify the agency about an unauthorised discharge into the River Camlin. The alleged incident took place between September 2nd and 20th.

The case was mentioned at last week’s sitting of Longford District Court and solicitor for the Council, Frank Gearty, said that all the details of the case would be in place in four weeks.

An engineer with the local authority, Eugene Murtagh, was in court.

Mr Gearty said that the local authority would be entering a plea and that he felt that the matter could be finalised on April 15.

 

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