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#Environmental Protection Agency

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Internal documents show up to one million litres of oil leaked from ESB underground cables

An RTÉ Investigates programme will look into the pollution.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Raw sewage from 38 towns and villages flowing into our environment, report says

The EPA’s Dr Tom Ryan said our health is being put at risk due to the impact on our rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

# environmental-protection-agency - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I've had enough': Hundreds of complaints about foul odours across the country

Many of the complaints related to the burning of rubbish by their neighbours.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 1 December, 2017

Despite setbacks, the Poolbeg incinerator is now fully up and running

The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a public private partnership between Dublin City Council and recycling and energy company Covanta.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland

A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.

'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.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water

Not everyone is in favour with the first major upgrade in 150 years of the Vartry scheme.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - 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.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 12 December, 2014

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk Raw

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk

An EPA report has also found raw sewage is still being dumped into bathing waters.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

What's that smell? Fumes from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland

Higher-than-normal levels of sulphur dioxide reached Ireland over the weekend.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet

The EPA wants a take-back scheme to be introduced so people dispose of expired medicines properly.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Irish Water has 'lot of work to do to provide safe drinking water' EPA

Irish Water has 'lot of work to do to provide safe drinking water'

A new EPA Report on Irish water shows that it wants to reduce the number of people on long-term boil water notices.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 28 November, 2013

If you have something to say about hazardous waste in Ireland, speak now

The EPA has sought to remind people to take part in the public consultation on a new waste management plan before the deadline next month.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

# environmental-protection-agency - Monday 28 October, 2013

Roscommon residents still waiting for contaminated water fix after six months

Some residents in the county have been issued with boil water notices every two weeks.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Shell loses licence to operate controversial Mayo gas terminal

The court found that there was a defect in the carrying out of the environmental impact assessment.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 26 September, 2013

'Vile smell' in Shannon causing concern about health among residents

A number of people have reported having headaches and feeling nauseous since last weekend.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Risk that Ireland won't meet its EU emissions targets

The EPA said that Ireland is at risk of not meeting targets that it is supposed to meet by 2020.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

National inspection plan for septic tanks published

Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.

# environmental-protection-agency - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.

# environmental-protection-agency - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Councillor urges people to have their say on Dublin Bay dumping

Dublin City Council has applied for permission to dump material excavated from the Long Sea Outfall Tunnel into part of Dublin Bay.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Air quality among the best in Europe

However high levels of traffic pollution and residential solid fuel waste are bad news for cities.

# environmental-protection-agency - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 26 July, 2012

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to allow Teagasc carry out experimental field research in Carlow.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Here's one thing Ireland is getting right...

That air you’re breathing right now? It’s some of the best in Europe.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 11 May, 2012

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

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

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Reduction in waste from Irish homes

The EPA’s waste report for 2010 shows that Ireland is on track for meeting EU waste targets – and that the amount of waste generated by households has dropped.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards

A report from the Environmental Protection Agency says half of the plants in urban sectors are failing national and EU standards.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Half of waste water plans not up to scratch, insurance complaints on the rise, and could a curry help you beat dementia?

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 6 January, 2012

EPA plays down reports over lead water piping

Reports today had suggested that there were 5,500km of lead water mains in Ireland – but the figure is actually 5,500m, the EPA said.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Transport pollution falls by 10 per cent in recession

Ireland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by one per cent in 2010, meaning we are on track to meet our Kyoto targets.

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