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Newry man fined £2,000 for allowing illegal dumping of over 5,000 tonnes of waste

A Newry man who allowed waste, including poultry manure, to be dumped on land without a licence has been fined £2,000.

Kieran Downey , of Railway Road, pleaded guilty today (Wednesday) at Newry Crown Court to two offences under the Waste and Contaminated Land (NI) Order.

The 34-year-old was also ordered to pay costs of £506.40.

Officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) found the defendant had knowingly permitted controlled waste to be deposited on land which did not have a waste management licence, between June 5, 2013 and April 29, 2016.

The waste included 5,500 tonnes of construction and demolition material, poultry manure and mushroom compost.

Mr Downey was also deemed to have kept controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health.

The site did not have a licence and Mr Downey was not authorised by the NIEA to deposit or keep controlled waste.

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