Londonderry: Renewable energy firm fined £4,000 for polluting river

The River Faughan is a popular fishing spot Image copyright Mark Lusby
Image caption The River Faughan is a popular fishing spot

A renewable energy company in County Londonderry has been fined £4,000 for polluting a tributary of the River Faughan.

Greenan Generation Ltd, which was set up by local farmers in Eglinton, admitted two charges at Londonderry Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The offences occurred between May and October last year.

A defence solicitor said the company directors have since carried out remedial works worth about £4,000.

The spillages were described by the defence as "teething problems" in an industry which would have a positive impact on the environment.

The company is based on the Carmoney Road, Eglinton.

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