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Saturday 3 December 2016

Oxigen waste company fined 18,000 euro over Dublin recycling depot blaze

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The blaze at Ballymount
The blaze at Ballymount

A leading waste company has been fined €18,000 following a massive blaze at a recycling depot that burned for five days.

Oxigen was prosecuted over its handling of cardboard, paper and other recyclables at its facility at the Merrywell Industrial Estate in Ballymount, Dublin, in the run-up to the blaze in January, 2014.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed the penalty in a report on air quality in Ireland.

The EPA said the action was taken against the company for holding waste in a manner likely to endanger human health or harm the environment by risk of fire, surface water contamination and nuisance through odour prior to the fire.

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