Asda fined £7,500 for polluting river

Asda has been fined for polluting a river in Northern Ireland, following an investigation by the environment agency.

The supermarket was fined £7,500 at Belfast Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to polluting the County Antrim river.

The court heard that in February 2019 Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) investigators found evidence of a spill of red diesel in the delivery yard of the Asda Ballyclare Superstore site.

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The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (SI 2006/3336) (NI 21)

In force/
Current
Legislation
Northern Ireland
Published
10 May 2016

Commentary

13/04/2014 Amending Act Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 published.
08/12/2016 Amending Regulations (SR 2016/422) published., 27/01/2017 Amending Regulations (SR 2017/33) published.

Compliance Dates

01/01/2007 Part 1;article 201(11) to (13);Part X (together with Schedule 11) and articles 300, 302, 306 and 307 come into force
01/04/2007 The transfer date mentioned in the Article 270(2), 16/06/2010 Articles 70, 71 and 72 concerning water resources management plans come into force (see SR 2010/216)

Characteristics

Subject

Land and development Waste Water

Source

OPSI (Office of Public Sector Information)

Affected Sectors

Cross-sector Water Waste and Cleaning
ECM

The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (SI 2006/3336) (NI 21)

Document Status: In force/Current

Scope: Northern Ireland

Commentary:

13/04/2014 Amending Act Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 published.
08/12/2016 Amending Regulations (SR 2016/422) published., 27/01/2017 Amending Regulations (SR 2017/33) published.

Compliance:

01/01/2007 Part 1;article 201(11) to (13);Part X (together with Schedule 11) and articles 300, 302, 306 and 307 come into force
01/04/2007 The transfer date mentioned in the Article 270(2), 16/06/2010 Articles 70, 71 and 72 concerning water resources management plans come into force (see SR 2010/216)

The investigators followed the pollution to a culvert discharge to the nearby Sixmilewater where they observed red diesel actively discharging into the river.

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