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Belfast man Corey dumped waste on wife's Black Mountain land

By Michael Donnelly

Published 12/10/2016

A pensioner has admitted illegally dumping waste on his wife's land on Black Mountain, just outside Belfast
A pensioner has admitted illegally dumping waste on his wife's land on Black Mountain, just outside Belfast

A pensioner has admitted illegally dumping waste on his wife's land on Black Mountain, just outside Belfast.

Hugh Corey (70), from the city, pleaded guilty to two charges over waste at Tullyrush Road, but denied keeping it in a manner likely to cause pollution.

Northern Ireland Environment Agency inspectors visited the area in 2011 and found a range of waste, returning a number of times over two years.

Although Tullyrush Road was in the name of his wife, Corey accepted he had control and was responsible for the site, at which the court heard over 4.5 tonnes of waste had been dumped.

In a regulated landfill site, the ground would be prepared in a manner that would prevent leakage. The site would also be capped to prevent rainwater getting in, and any escaping gases would be collected.

None of these measures were present at Tullyrush, which allegedly could lead to a likelihood of pollution.

At hearing.

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