A man has been charged for dumping more than a ton of fish carcasses on farmland

By: STA Date: 2023. 04. 25. 09:30

The Berettyóújfalu District Prosecutor’s Office has charged a man with the crime of violating the waste management regulations against a man who dumped the dead fish carcasses in the fishpond he operated on an agricultural field, the prosecutor’s office announced on its website on Tuesday.

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According to the announcement, the man is the owner of a fish pond located in Hajdú-Bihar county, but he bred different types of fish in the pond without an operating permit. After the fish died en masse due to the lack of oxygen, between April 13 and 22, the man took the carcasses with a trailer to a plot of land on the outskirts of Gáborján and placed them in several piles there without the owner’s permission.

Dead bodies of seven different species of fish were found on the ground; their total weight exceeded a thousand kilograms

In the announcement, it was emphasized that according to the waste management regulations, fish carcasses are classified as waste. Untreated waste dumped next to arable land is suitable for endangering human life, bodily integrity, health, the earth, water, air or their components. The Berettyóújfalu District Prosecutor’s Office proposed that the Berettyóújfalu District Court impose a fine on the defendant, the announcement states.


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