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# epa - Yesterday’s News


# epa - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

# epa - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# epa - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

# epa - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Five worst offenders for breaching environmental laws named

Two of the sites are in Tipperary, while there is one each in Kildare, Limerick and Offaly.

# epa - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched

# epa - Friday 9 June, 2017

Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published

Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.

# epa - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.

# epa - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on Ireland’s bathing waters found that 93% met minimum EU standards.

# epa - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# epa - Monday 3 April, 2017

Toxic asbestos and large quantities of rubble discovered in popular Donegal beauty spot

The hazardous material was found dumped in the Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.

# epa - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Trump's climate plan labelled 'a colossal mistake that defies science'

“Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump’s mind, but nowhere else.”

# epa - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Donald Trump will today begin repealing Obama's main environmental protection laws

The US president will today unveil a series of measures to review regulations curbing oil, gas, and coal production.

# epa - Thursday 9 March, 2017

New US environment chief questions carbon link to global warming

Scientists quickly lashed out at Pruitt for his comments.

60 schools, hotels and pubs which use private water supplies contaminated in 2015

The figures are carried in a special report focusing on the quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland.

# epa - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country

Tests of the discharge showed excessive emissions of ammonia as well as phosphorus.

# epa - Friday 3 March, 2017

Asbestos and other toxic waste leaking into Irish Sea off Bray and Dublin coast

It has been warned that people’s health could be at risk.

# epa - Friday 17 February, 2017

Democrats stayed up all night trying to stop this man becoming US environment chief (they failed)

Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA a number of times in the past.

# epa - Monday 2 January, 2017

Top Republican fears damage Trump could do to the environment

Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the EPA, accused Donald Trump of ignoring science when it comes to climate change.

# epa - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'Putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires' - Trump picks fossil fuel advocate for top environment job

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has spent much of his political career battling the EPA.

# epa - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Five-year report outlines dangers of fracking and 'underpins' proposed ban

A bill calling for the banning of fracking in Ireland passed its first stage in Dáil Éireann in October of this year.

# epa - Monday 28 November, 2016

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

That’s the radiation equivalent of getting 17 chest X-rays every day.

# epa - Thursday 24 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA

Waste water discharges contributed to poor quality water at six popular beaches.

# epa - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Enough cyanide 'to wipe out Roscommon' lay in farmer's shed for 45 years

The farmer brought the killer chemicals down to a hazardous waste collection drive over the weekend.

# epa - Friday 11 November, 2016

The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions

Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

# epa - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Three people die every day due to the state of the Irish environment - study

1,200 premature deaths are caused every year by pollution according to the EPA.

# epa - Monday 7 November, 2016

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years

Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.

# epa - Thursday 27 October, 2016

86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year

The EPA published its drinking water report for 2015 today.

# epa - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# epa - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Ireland is still doing badly when it comes to greenhouse gases

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions were at a four-year high in 2015.

# epa - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Most of Ireland's beaches get an A+ for water quality. Is yours one of them?

Six popular beaches didn’t make the EU standard.

# epa - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Cork, Donegal and Galway are being very naughty when it comes to clean water

Those counties have failed to provide adequate sewage treatment facilities to meet EU standards, according to the EPA’s waste water report for 2014.

# epa - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Water contamination risk removed for 220,000 people in Dublin

The number of people living with boil water notices is at an all-time low, but 16 areas are still affected.

# epa - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Here are 10 of Ireland’s smelliest places

Included are a landfill site, a meat processing plant and a number of recycling centres.

# epa - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

‘Absolutely farcical’: EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

Senator John Whelan has called today’s interim EPA report into the Enva plant in the midlands town a “complete whitewash”.

# epa - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...

Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.

# epa - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Hundreds of people are complaining about these smelly waste plants

A new report also found that more than half of legal actions taken by the EPA were against waste operators.

# epa - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Some Irish areas have been on boiled water notice for over six years

The EPA thinks Irish Water should act more quickly.

# epa - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Almost half of all household septic tanks FAILED inspections

Cork had the highest number of failures.

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