One of Northern Ireland’s biggest construction materials companies has been fined £15,000 for polluting a key salmon river.

Northstone (NI) Ltd, of Kingsway, Dunmurry, Co Antrim, was handed the punishment at Limavady Magistrates Court for polluting the River Roe, a protected Special Area of Conservation

The company was fined for making a polluting discharge and for making a discharge in breach of Department of the Environment (DoE) conditions.

A DoE spokesman said: “On November 24, 2014, water quality inspectors, acting on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, responded to a complaint of sand washings in the River Roe in the Dungiven area….

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