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The Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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15.—(1) A person shall be treated as contravening section 8 of the Act (discharge of effluent into an underground stratum) if—

(a)whether knowingly or otherwise—

(i)he disposes of, or tips for the purposes of disposal, any substance in list I or II in circumstances which might lead to an indirect discharge of that substance into groundwater unless it is carried on under and in accordance with an authorisation granted under regulation 17; or

(ii)he carries on any activity in contravention of a prohibition imposed under regulation 18 or any authorisation granted under that regulation; or

(b)he contravenes the conditions of any authorisation under regulation 17 or 18.

(2) Section 11 of the Act (protection for persons complying with conditions) shall have effect as if the reference to a consent under section 8 included a reference to an authorisation granted under regulation 17 or 18.

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