Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our website effective and useful for you. To continue, please accept the use of cookies.

I accept

How we use cookies

Northern Ireland Environment Link Logo
 

News

 

Events

 

Jan 2018 right left

New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

02
03
04
05
06

Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

22

Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

24
25
26

Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

29
30
31
   
 

Waste criminality “widespread” 19 December 2013

NI waste industry: Criminality is widespread says report


Criminality is widespread in the waste industry in Northern Ireland with at least some involvement by organised crime, a report has found.

Vast profits can be made by the criminals with very little deterrent, according to the independent report for the Department of Environment.

It was commissioned after a huge illegal dump was found near Londonderry in June.

It also discovered that 20 other sites have been investigated.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said there would be fundamental change in how waste is managed in Northern Ireland.

The report recommends that the entire waste system must be looked at to see how criminals can exploit it, and regulation should be more rigorous and robust.

The review was commissioned in June by Mr Durkan’s predecessor Alex Attwood, after the Northern Ireland Environment Agency discovered 516,000 tonnes of waste near the River Faughan in Mobuoy, near Derry.

The waste was deposited in and around a licensed recycling facility owned and run by City & Industrial Waste Ltd, with the majority of the waste being buried in sand and gravel pits.

The licence of City and Industrial Waste Ltd was revoked and at the time denied any wrongdoing.

The report, by former Welsh Environment Agency director Chris Mills , said it is not known who deposited this waste; however, this was a sophisticated operation which had been carried out over a number of years.

The report also found the scale of the dumping at the Mobuoy site was “on a scale not previously encountered”.

The report can be accessed here.

Read more…