AIR emissions from a Shannon-based plant contained 36 times the legal limit of a suspected cancer-causing substance, a court was told yesterday.
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The emissions were from pharmaceutical plant Schwarz Pharma Ltd, which now faces potential fines of up to €10m after a judge yesterday deemed the case too serious to be heard in the district court.
At the outset of the case at Shannon District Court, the solicitor for the Environmental Protection Agency, Barry Doyle, told Judge Joseph Mangan the company was pleading guilty to nine separate breaches of its Integrated Pollution Control licence. Three other summons against the company were being withdrawn by the EPA.
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