Farm business fined for polluting Coleraine stream

Malcolm Keys (Farms) Ltd admitted polluting the Castleroe Burna tributary of the River Bann, with whey in November 2018. A tank had rusted through and discharged into the watercourse via a field drain.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £1,250

Type: Prosecution

Date: February 2019

Location: England

Offender: Malcolm Keys (Farms) Ltd

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

Follow-up: DAERA press release

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