Offaly factory appears on EPA list for environmental failings

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Offaly factory appears on EPA list for environmental failings

Offaly factory appears on EPA list for environmental failings

An Edenderry meat factory has appeared on an EPA list aimed at tackling environmental shortcomings across the industrial sector.

The EPA published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement on Tuesday. Nine sites, including Rosderra Meats in Edenderry, are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards.

This is an increase of four sites from the previous list. These companies face further enforcement action from the EPA in order to secure compliance.

Five of the nine sites, including Rosderra, are from the agri-food sector. The main compliance issues here are causing odour and noise nuisance and failing to properly manage wastewater discharges.

Three sites are from the waste sector. The main compliance issues are poor waste management practices on site and causing odour.

The nine sites accounted for 43% of all complaints received in this period.

The following are the National Priority Sites for April-September 2018.  The EPA will update the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.

Licensed facilities are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement using a system developed by the EPA.  Points are allocated to each site based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and non-compliances over the previous six months. 

Sites which exceed a certain threshold become a National Priority Site and are targeted by the EPA for further enforcement action.

The National Priority Sites for Enforcement system was launched by the EPA in July 2017 to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities.