Farmer fined £3,000 over pollution offence after slurry discharged into waterway
A Co Tyrone farmer has been fined £3,000 for a polluting offence after slurry was discharged into a waterway.
William James Hall - of Killybracken Road, Dungannon - was fined after an inspector noticed the slurry run-off from his farm had made its way into a small waterway.
The slurry finally made its way into a larger tributary of the Rhone River.
The source was traced to premises owned by Mr Hall.
The offence happened on March 8, 2013.
A sample taken at the time confirmed that the discharge contained "poisonous, noxious or polluting matter which was potentially harmful to fish life in the receiving waterway".
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