Section 12 issued to Waterville group.

Kerry County Council has issued at least one section 12 to a group in Waterville ordering them to monitor their pollution levels. Concerns were expressed by members of the public to the council over the levels of pollution at Lough Currane. A section 12 allows the Council to direct members of the public to monitor or where necessary clean up pollutants that may be a cause of contamination to the environment. Mick Boyce of the Environment Section at Kerry County Council says concerns on general trends of water quality may not be linked to a person the section 12 was issued to.The Council has met with the Fisheries Development Group and the Fisheries Development Board to discuss possible dangers to fish in the lake. Mick Boyce says fisheries and water quality are not affected by the present levels of pollution. Tadgh O Sullivan Chairman of Waterville Fisheries Development group says they want better management practices around the lake and more stringent monitoring of septic tanks. Kerry County Council is to inspect the conditions of the section 12 and if they have been carried out by the parties involved. If they fail to meet the requirements then legal action may be taken by The Council.

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