Durkan publishes report into Campsie illegal dumping

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The North’s Environment Minister has published an independent report into the illegal dump found in Campsie earlier this year.
Mark H.Durkan has promised fundamental change in how waste is managed in Northern Ireland.
An estimated total of 516,000 tonnes was discovered at the site.
In June of this year, the then Environment Minister Alex Attwood, revoked the license of the operator following allegations of large scale criminal offending involving the disposal of waste. He commissioned an independent report from Mr Chris Mills, the former Director of the Welsh Environment Agency
The key finding from the Mills report is that the regulation of waste in Northern Ireland is highly vulnerable to criminal infiltration. It is, though, not unique to Northern Ireland but happens in Great Britian and the Republic of Ireland.
The report also highlights the vast profits with low deterrents that criminals can exploit.
Mr Durkan says he has directed the new Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to urgently prepare a robust range of actions, and he will issue his response to the Mills Report in the new year.
He says £1.5million has already been allocated to NIEA to upgrade its waste regulation and enforcement activities, and this marks the beginning of a major strengthening of regulatory activities.