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EPA ‘closely monitoring’ Arrow Group’s progress

The EPA has published its national priority sites list for enforcement for July-January 2019.

Arrow Group, Co. Kildare and Tipperary Co-operative Creamery Limited, are among the companies that face further enforcement action, according to the EPA.

It stated that it remains “concerned” that Arrow Group has been a national priority site for all four quarters of 2019.

“Arrow Group has committed to completing improvement works in early 2020 to address the issues identified and the EPA is closely monitoring progress to ensure the site returns to compliance.”

Arrow Group LTD, which includes the activities at this licensed site of Dawn Farm Foods Ltd, TCFG Naas Ltd (also known as The Culinary Food Group), QK Coldstores Ltd, Dawn Farms Distribution Ltd and Maudlins Waste Management Ltd, has been listed for noise and odour-related issues, while the main concern at Tipperary Co-operative Creamery Limited, Co. Tipperary relates to emissions to water.

Key data

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The EPA has commenced the publication of key data on industrial and waste licence enforcement on its website.

 The data gives details of compliance levels and enforcement activities across the 833 licensed facilities in 2019.

Commenting on the publication, Dr. Tom Ryan, director, EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said: “The EPA carried out 1472 inspections to licensed industrial and waste sites in 2019, with 93 per cent of these being unannounced.”

“Overall, EPA licensed industrial and waste sites exhibited a good level of compliance in 2019, which is reflected in a welcome reduction in the number of complaints from members of the public.”

“The EPA will continue to target its resources to drive environmental compliance and much-needed investment in environmental improvements,” Ryan concluded.

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