Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Ramsey in Contempt; Abattoir Owner Fails to Carry out Court Orders

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Ramsey in Contempt; Abattoir Owner Fails to Carry out Court Orders

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Byline: ROSS KENDALL newsroom@dailyexaminer.com.au

SOUTH Grafton abattoir owner Ramsey Food Processing has been found in contempt of court relating to initial charges of polluting waterways in 2008.

On Thursday, Justice Sheahan of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court held the company in contempt of court orders and noted afor the recorda that the defendant did not appear at the day's hearing.

Ramsey Food Processing failed to carry out an environmental audit of the abattoir's operation and failed to place notices in local and State newspapers to notify the public.

Justice Sheahan adjourned the contempt proceedings for further hearing on conviction and sentence on December 7 and 8, 2011.

He ordered the defendant to pay the costs of the prosecutor's motion aas agreed or assesseda.

The contempt charges relate to December 2008 when Ramsey's abattoir was found guilty of polluting the Musk Valley Creek with tallow, a fatty material produced from cattle carcasses, and boiler engine water. …

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