The EPA has published its latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement, which includes East Galway’s Residual Landfill Site.
Eight sites licensed by the EPA are on the list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards for the fourth quarter of 2017.
These companies face further enforcement action.
The National Priority Sites for Enforcement system was launched by the EPA in July 2017 to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.
Four sites – Arrabawn Co-operative Society Limited, Tipperary; Ashgrove Recycling, Cork; Carbery Food Ingredients Limited, Cork; Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited (Mallow), Cork – have been removed from the list by the EPA.
The National Priority Sites List is used to target the EPA’s enforcement effort at the poorest performing sites in order to drive improvements in environmental compliance.
A score is assigned to each facility based on enforcement factors such as complaints, incidents, compliance investigations, and non-compliances with the licence.