New water fine - total payout £1,015

In February 2018, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency found polluting runoff from a waterlogged field had caused an extensive growth of sewage fungus in the Mill Burn, leading the prosecution of farmer Joseph Harold Turtle.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £1,015

Type: Prosecution

Date: August 2019

Location: Northern Ireland

Offender: Joseph Harold Turtle

Description of offence: Making a polluting discharge to a waterway, contrary to article 7(1)(a) of the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.

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