EPA lists Kildare firm for failing to meet environmental standards

Arrow Group trades as Quelly Group and owns Dawn International

Conor McHugh

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EPA lists Kildare firm for failing to meet environmental standards

EPA listed the Arrow Group

The Arrow Group, which is based Naas, is one of eight food companies listed this morning by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to meet environmental standards.

The EPA reports that on September 3 of this year it 2 prosecuted the Arrow Group Limited, the Maudlins Industrial Estate, Naas, at the local District Court.

Arrow Group Limited pleaded guilty to one charge of breaching Condition 5.2 of its Industrial Emissions Licence - namely that emissions of odours from the activities carried on at the site resulted in an impairment of, or an interference with amenities of the environment beyond the installation boundary.

Judge Desmond Zaidan convicted the company on the charge and imposed a fine of €4,000.

A statement from the EPA said that the companies face further enforcement action from the EPA in order to secure compliance.

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Five of the nine sites are from the agri-food sector. The main compliance issues are causing odour and noise nuisance and failing to properly manage wastewater discharges.

Three sites are from the waste sector.  The main compliance issues are poor waste management practices on site and causing odour.

The nine sites accounted for 43 per cent of all complaints received in this period.

The Arrow Group trades as the Quelly Group and owns Dawn International.

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