Local authority issues warning letter to Glanbia over sinking of wells

Kilkenny County Council has issued a warning letter to Glanbia Ireland following the sinking of two wells in the county.

The letter was issued after a complaint was made to the county council and a preliminary investigation was conducted.

A representative of the local authority said: “Kilkenny County Council can confirm that a complaint has been received in relation to the sinking of two wells for water abstraction at Gorteens, Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny, by Glanbia Ingredients [Glanbia Ireland].

On receipt of the complaint, Kilkenny County Council carried out a preliminary investigation and in accordance with the Planning and Development Act, a warning letter has issued to Glanbia Ingredients on [Wednesday] October 28 last.

“Glanbia has four weeks to make a response,” the council representative said.

Meanwhile, in a statement to AgriLand, a spokesperson for Glanbia Ireland said: “Glanbia Ireland has an established facility at Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny.

“The site team works hard to maintain good relations with all its neighbours, both business and residential, at our facilities.

The boreholes were registered as per requirements with the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].

“Glanbia Ireland is committed to following best practice at all our sites and, as always, will work with Kilkenny County Council and residents in the area,” the Glanbia representative added.