Gardaí in Co Tipperary has arrested a man after receiving reports in Cahir of the possible disposal of the contents of septic tanks along the N8 over a distance of three to four kilometers.
Gardaí from the Community Policing Unit met with locals and identified the affected areas.
This public area is near a school and is also a place where walkers and cyclists are frequent.
An operation was performed and a suspicious tractor and slurry tanker were identified. On the evening of March 25, Gardaí arrested a man in his sixties in Cashel in connection with the crime.
He was taken to Cahir Garda Station and imprisoned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He was later released without charge. A file is drawn up for the public prosecutor.
Tipperary County Council officials also visited the scene to conduct an inspection.
Gardaí and the local authorities warn that improper disposal of such materials can have drastic effects on people, animals and the environment.
The public is urged to contact gardaí or their local council if they suspect a violation of the Waste Management Act.
Any homeowner who has waste removed (septic tank or general waste) must use an authorized waste collector who has a valid permit from the National Waste Collection Permitting Office.
This ensures that the waste is collected and disposed of in a safe and proper manner.
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