Tipp arrest over improper disposal of contents from septic tank

Gardaí arrested a man for an alleged violation of the 1996 Waste Act.

On March 10, Gardaí in Cahir received a report on the possible disposal of contents from 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 also near a school and is 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 25th, Gardaí arrested a man aged 60 in Cashel. He was taken to Cahir Garda Station and imprisoned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He was later released and a file is being prepared for the director of the prosecution.

Tipperary County Council officials also visited the scene to conduct an inspection. The improper disposal of such materials can have drastic effects on humans, animals and the environment.

The public must urgently contact Gardaí or their local council if they suspect a violation of the Waste Management Act.

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