Wednesday, February 3, 2010

dirty dairy farmer fined

These polluters were caught because of a routine inspection. So we can be pretty sure that this wasn't the only effluent discharge to land incident - just the one they caught.

From the ODT
"A Clydevale dairy farmer and his company were each fined $16,750 plus costs, in the Environment Court in Dunedin yesterday, for discharging dairy effluent to land.
Shameful 'Barry Stuart Cowley and Cowley Ltd' didn't care about the water or the rivers, they have no interest in the future for their children or our children.

A fine of $16,750 plus costs is insignificant - I'd add a zero to that and make them get their drinking water from the nearest river for a year.

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