The High Court has ordered fugitive waste collector Jim Ferry to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to enter his land to investigate an illegal dump with a view to it being cleaned.
It also directed that the Donegal businessman must pay all costs involved and be invoiced for them on a monthly basis if necessary. Ferry is on the run from the High Court and is liable to arrest.
THe Irish Times report that Ferry has also been ordered to say how much he was allegedly paid by Wers Waste of Galway, the company to which he claims to have sold his business, and to hand over any such payment and any further money due to him from the alleged sale.
Orders were issued on Monday by the High Court at the request of Donegal County Council.
They were made against Ferry and his two companies, Ferry’s Refuse Collection Limited, and Ferrys Refuse Recycling Limited.
For several years Ferry operated an illegal dump on land at Rossbracken, an area of special conversation on the edge of Lough Swilly. He operated as a licensed collector of household and other refuse in Co Donegal.
Much of the waste had been buried at locations around the 11-acre site at Rossbracken or stored in sheds or strewn about the site.
It was supposed to have been disposed of legally, via licensed landfills or by incineration or sent for recycling.Tags: