Report slams NI waste crime enforcement

There is “widespread” criminality in Northern Ireland's waste industry, according to an independent report commissioned by a former environment minister.

Northern Ireland’s approach to waste crime enforcement has been strongly criticised in a report written by a previous director of the Environment Agency Wales.

Published just before Christmas, Christopher Mills’ report concludes there is “widespread” criminality in the Northern Ireland waste industry and serious problems in the way waste sites are regulated.1

The report was commissioned by former Northern Ireland environment minister Alex Atwood following an incident of large-scale waste dumping in Mobuoy, near Derry.

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