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#Contamination

# contamination - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Over 40 recalls of food contaminated with pesticide ethylene oxide - and more expected
# Food Alert
# Food Alert

Over 40 recalls of food contaminated with pesticide ethylene oxide - and more expected

Aug 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 151,495 Views 31 Comments
  • Ethylene oxide has been banned in the European Union since 1981.
  • Many of the recalled items contain contaminated sesame seeds from India.
  • However, another some contain contaminated locust bean gum, and the source of this contamination is unknown, Emma Taggart reports.

# contamination - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA

Jun 30th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,081 Views 25 Comments

Over a fifth were also found to be a risk to human life or the environment.

# contamination - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

More batches of own-brand supermarket water recalled amid contamination fears
# Contamination
# Contamination

More batches of own-brand supermarket water recalled amid contamination fears

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:59 PM 64,200 Views 20 Comments

This is the latest in a series of recalls for Celtic Pure bottled water, which first began back in July.

# contamination - Monday 11 December, 2017

UK and China included in global recall of baby formula over salmonella fears
# Lactalis
# Lactalis

UK and China included in global recall of baby formula over salmonella fears

Dec 11th 2017, 8:36 AM 14,930 Views 7 Comments

Lactalis has recalled nearly 7,000 tonnes of formula after over two dozen babies fell ill in France.

# contamination - Monday 28 August, 2017

Swimming ban extended at Loughshinny due to 'unacceptable levels of contamination'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Swimming ban extended at Loughshinny due to 'unacceptable levels of contamination'

Aug 28th 2017, 10:16 PM 10,755 Views 3 Comments

The extended ban on swimming is likely to last at least 72 hours.

# contamination - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Dogs are turning blue in Mumbai because of contaminated water
# Changing Colour
# Changing Colour

Dogs are turning blue in Mumbai because of contaminated water

Aug 23rd 2017, 12:50 PM 16,264 Views 11 Comments

A factory accused of dumping dye into a river in Mumbai where several dogs turned blue has been shut down.

# contamination - Friday 2 June, 2017

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine
# Contamination
# Contamination

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:06 PM 17,224 Views 14 Comments

The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.

# contamination - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital
# Contamination
# Contamination

'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital

May 26th 2017, 7:02 PM 26,408 Views 27 Comments

The CPE superbig was identified in Tallaght Hospital in mid-2015.

# contamination - Friday 27 January, 2017

Poll: Do you recycle?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you recycle?

Jan 27th 2017, 9:18 AM 24,745 Views 59 Comments

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

# contamination - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Many Of These Simple Recycling Facts Do You Know?
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# Sponsored By Repak

QUIZ: How Many Of These Simple Recycling Facts Do You Know?

Sep 7th 2016, 2:26 PM 30,652 Views 16 Comments

Think you’re fairly green? Let’s find out…

# contamination - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches
# Pollution
# Pollution

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

Jun 7th 2016, 6:14 PM 24,025 Views 36 Comments

The council said there was water overflow from a pump station due to heavy rainfall.

# contamination - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Replacing lead pipes could cost affected homeowners up to €5,000
# Contamination
# Contamination

Replacing lead pipes could cost affected homeowners up to €5,000

Jun 9th 2015, 3:37 PM 25,240 Views 127 Comments

The government has announced a grant scheme to help low-income families to replace their pipes.

# contamination - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:10 AM 9,929 Views 41 Comments

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

# contamination - Friday 21 March, 2014

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices
# Contamination
# Contamination

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices

Mar 21st 2014, 3:21 PM 12,552 Views 63 Comments

A local councillor said it was “unacceptable” that the issues with water contamination was not fixed before the meters were put in.

# contamination - Thursday 12 September, 2013

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal

Sep 12th 2013, 4:24 PM 5,997 Views 16 Comments

The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.

# contamination - Monday 29 July, 2013

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal

Jul 29th 2013, 1:45 PM 4,913 Views 25 Comments

The Food Safety Authority said that people are spending more time reading labels after the scandal.

# contamination - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected
# Bug
# Bug

Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected

Jul 25th 2013, 1:02 PM 6,304 Views 8 Comments

However the children’s hospital now says there’s a new group of seven children who may have been contaminated with a bug.

# contamination - Friday 19 July, 2013

HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital
# HSE
# HSE

HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital

Jul 19th 2013, 5:20 PM 5,031 Views 2 Comments

It also said that a review has been undertaken to determine what, if any, risk may exist for other patients.

# contamination - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

Jul 10th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,571 Views 10 Comments

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

# contamination - Monday 13 May, 2013

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread
# Virus
# Virus

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

May 13th 2013, 11:08 AM 13,824 Views 19 Comments

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

# contamination - Saturday 6 April, 2013

IKEA pulls 18,000 moose lasagnes over mislabelling worries
# Contamination
# Contamination

IKEA pulls 18,000 moose lasagnes over mislabelling worries

Apr 6th 2013, 12:57 PM 8,625 Views 28 Comments

Traces of pork were found in the meal.

# contamination - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Goodman: Horse DNA tests could be contaminated 'by the air'
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Goodman: Horse DNA tests could be contaminated 'by the air'

Jan 19th 2013, 9:44 AM 11,036 Views 73 Comments

The man behind Silvercrest Foods breaks his silence as Dutch authorities say they are investigating a possible source of DNA.

# contamination - Friday 18 January, 2013

Oireachtas meeting on horse burgers delayed by new findings
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Oireachtas meeting on horse burgers delayed by new findings

Jan 18th 2013, 5:43 PM 7,966 Views 35 Comments

TDs have decided to hold off on meeting to discuss the horse meat developments until all appropriate information is available.

Source of contaminated beef burgers identified, says ABP
# Burgers
# Burgers

Source of contaminated beef burgers identified, says ABP

Jan 18th 2013, 8:35 AM 13,823 Views 51 Comments

The company said it believed it had “established the source of the contaminated material to one of these two suppliers” following yesterday evening’s Department of Agriculture results,

# contamination - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers?

Jan 16th 2013, 9:52 AM 14,754 Views 164 Comments

An inquiry has been launched to find out why 10 beef burger products tested positive for horse DNA. Does this turn you off buying beef burgers?

# contamination - Friday 9 November, 2012

Two dead in explosion at Quebec pharmaceutical plant
# Explosion
# Explosion

Two dead in explosion at Quebec pharmaceutical plant

Nov 9th 2012, 1:31 PM 4,780 Views 1 Comment

Officials have not yet confirmed the cause of the explosion in which 19 people were also injured.

# contamination - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Oat bars recalled... over possible insect contamination
# Baby Food
# Baby Food

Oat bars recalled... over possible insect contamination

Oct 4th 2012, 10:53 AM 5,674 Views 5 Comments

The Annabel Karmel oaty chewy bars, which are aimed at children, are being taken off Tesco and Disney Store shelves.

# contamination - Friday 31 August, 2012

Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming

Aug 31st 2012, 5:24 PM 3,579 Views 11 Comments

The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.

# contamination - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results
# Cork Beaches
# Cork Beaches

Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results

Aug 22nd 2012, 10:22 AM 3,179 Views 6 Comments

Water quality concerns sparked seven beach closures in Co Cork last week.

# contamination - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use
# Water
# Water

Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use

Aug 8th 2012, 8:10 AM 2,292 Views 3 Comments

In photos: Tankers supply water as testing continues in St Lawrence district metre area of north Dublin.

# contamination - Friday 11 May, 2012

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

May 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,170 Views 35 Comments

The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.

# contamination - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Fuel detected in sea around capsized Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia

Fuel detected in sea around capsized Costa Concordia

Jan 21st 2012, 1:53 PM 1,775 Views 1 Comment

But it’s thought the substance is diesel from machinery aboard the stricken cruise ship – not the heavy fuel oil from its huge tanks.

1,500 without water as Limerick contamination 'worse than initially feared'
# Limerick
# Limerick

1,500 without water as Limerick contamination 'worse than initially feared'

Jan 21st 2012, 12:10 PM 2,176 Views 14 Comments

Water tankers are in place in west Limerick after a volume of oil entered the river Deel on Thursday night.

# contamination - Friday 20 January, 2012

Council hopes to restore water supply after shut off in Limerick
# Limerick
# Limerick

Council hopes to restore water supply after shut off in Limerick

Jan 20th 2012, 7:48 AM 1,153 Views 4 Comments

Some 1,500 households in Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden, Creeves and surrounding areas have had their water supply shut off overnight.

# contamination - Saturday 19 November, 2011

# contamination - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Don't eat raw bean sprouts: a warning from the Food Safety Authority
# Ecoli
# Ecoli

Don't eat raw bean sprouts: a warning from the Food Safety Authority

Jun 25th 2011, 8:10 PM 990 Views 7 Comments

Irish authorities say there is a concern that contaminated seeds are on the market, and have issued a warning against eating sprouted seeds.

# contamination - Thursday 2 June, 2011

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'
# Ecoli
# Ecoli

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:38 AM 343 Views 0 Comments

The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.