Gardaí have arrested a man in relation to a suspected breach of the Waste Management Act, 1996.>
On March 10, 2021 Gardaí at Cahir received a report in relation to the possible disposal of contents from septic tanks along the N8 for a distance of three to four kilometres. Gardaí from Community Policing Unit met with locals and identified the areas concerned. This public area is also close to a school and is a place that walkers and cyclists frequent.
An operation was put in place and a suspect tractor and slurry tanker was identified. On the evening of March 25, 2021 Gardaí in Cashel arrested a man, aged in his 60s. He was brought to Cahir Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. He was later released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Tipperary County Council officials also attended the scene to carry out an inspection. The improper disposal of such material can have drastic effects to humans, animals and the environment.
The public are urged to contact Gardaí or their local council if they suspect any breaches of the Waste Management Act.