A Co Antrim company, BLK BOX Fitness Ltd of Monkstown Industrial Estate, Newtownabbey, today pleaded guilty to two counts of water pollution at Laganside Magistrates’ Court and was fined a total of £5,000 plus £15 Offenders Levy.
The pleas are made under Article 7(1)(a) of the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (as amended by the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006).
During the incidents, which took place in May 2021 and August 2021, the Three Mile Water River was affected for more than 1.5 km.
The defendant was also ordered to pay £661.62 for re-stocking in relation to the fish kills, which included 329 multi-aged brown trout.
Anyone wishing to report a pollution incident can call the 24-hour Water Pollution Hotline on: 0800 80 70
Notes to editors:
It is an offense under the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (as amended by the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006) under Section 7(1)(a) to make a pollutant discharge into a waterway, under section 7(2) discharge of industrial or waste water into a waterway and under section 7(6), for violating the terms of a permission granted under section 7A3(a). This list is not exhaustive. Follow DAERA on Twitter and Facebook. All media inquiries should be directed to the DAERA Press Office: firstname.lastname@example.org The Executive Information Service has an out-of-hours media inquiries service only between 6pm and 8am Monday to Friday and weekends and on public holidays . The press officer on duty can be reached on 028 9037 8110.
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