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# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

It will 'take decades' for Irish Water to remove all lead pipework, EPA says
# Pipe Dreams
# Pipe Dreams

It will 'take decades' for Irish Water to remove all lead pipework, EPA says

Dec 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,864 Views 39 Comments

A report by the Environmental Protection Agency has said it has “serious concerns” about the time it takes to implement improvements.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Raw sewage from 33 towns and villages is flowing into our environment every day
# EPA
# EPA

Raw sewage from 33 towns and villages is flowing into our environment every day

Nov 3rd 2021, 12:15 AM 57,617 Views 40 Comments

Half of Ireland’s urban wastewater is still not treated to the basic EU standards, according to a new report.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 10 September, 2021

More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row
# Recycling
# Recycling

More than one million tonnes of packaging waste created in Ireland for third year in a row

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,306 Views 23 Comments

Our recycling rate has continued to decline.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 23 July, 2021

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare
# Sewage
# Sewage

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare

Jul 23rd 2021, 6:56 PM 24,652 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's rivers and lakes deemed unsatisfactory
# Environmental Protection Agency
# Environmental Protection Agency

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's rivers and lakes deemed unsatisfactory

Jul 14th 2021, 7:05 AM 13,336 Views 9 Comments

Many rivers and estuaries in the south and east are under pressure from excess nitrogen from agricultural activities, the EPA said.

# environmental-protection-agency - Monday 1 March, 2021

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds
# EPA
# EPA

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds

Mar 1st 2021, 2:23 PM 15,669 Views 75 Comments

The EPA study based its findings on an analysis of the level of particulate matter (PM2.5) found in the capital.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 29 January, 2021

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,411 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 11 December, 2020

EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

EPA: Ireland lacks adequate facilities to process the hazardous waste it generates

Dec 11th 2020, 1:59 PM 6,877 Views 11 Comments

581,000 tonnes of hazardous waste were produced in Ireland in 2019.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
# 2020 Environment
# 2020 Environment

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,136 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 20 November, 2020

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
# EPA
# EPA

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,427 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day
# EPA
# EPA

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages flows into our environment every day

Nov 12th 2020, 6:15 AM 53,968 Views 44 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is sharply critical of Irish Water in its latest report.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 25 September, 2020

Poor air quality is prematurely killing over 1,300 in Ireland each year
# Clean Air
# Clean Air

Poor air quality is prematurely killing over 1,300 in Ireland each year

Sep 25th 2020, 6:01 AM 22,989 Views 58 Comments

The EPA’s report for 2019 says action must be taken.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

EPA warns 'single-use and throwaway culture' leading to significant waste levels and decline in recycling

Sep 16th 2020, 12:47 PM 17,499 Views 43 Comments

Recycling of packaging waste has declined from 70% in 2013 to 64% in 2018.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'
# EPA
# EPA

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'

Jul 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 14,512 Views 22 Comments

The EPA’s annual report shows that half of all septic tanks (1,160) failed inspection last year.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'
# Study
# Study

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Nov 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,711 Views 79 Comments

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Nov 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,368 Views 48 Comments

Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told
# Emissions
# Emissions

Thousands of kilos of potent greenhouse gas leaked from an ESB station. The EPA wasn't told

Nov 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 25,844 Views 28 Comments

SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 23,000 times that of carbon dioxide.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week
# Leixlip
# Leixlip

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week

Oct 31st 2019, 7:42 AM 38,184 Views 44 Comments

The agency confirmed that a blockage was the main reason for last week’s notice.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice
# Leixlip Water Treatment Plant
# Leixlip Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice

Oct 23rd 2019, 8:19 AM 38,348 Views 74 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

# environmental-protection-agency - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste
# Limerick
# Limerick

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Sep 19th 2019, 8:25 PM 20,366 Views 36 Comments

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# environmental-protection-agency - Friday 12 July, 2019

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

Jul 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,682 Views 81 Comments

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

# environmental-protection-agency - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 18,831 Views 72 Comments

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# environmental-protection-agency - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:02 PM 24,957 Views 48 Comments

It is the third apparent spillage to occur at the facility this year.

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2019, 12:07 PM 25,357 Views 29 Comments

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
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:28 AM 16,710 Views 46 Comments

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
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

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

May 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 89,044 Views 35 Comments

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
# Smelly
# Smelly

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

Dec 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 21,645 Views 10 Comments

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
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

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

Dec 1st 2017, 7:11 AM 13,106 Views 40 Comments

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
# Irish Cement

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

Aug 29th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,399 Views 17 Comments

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
# Microbeads
# Microbeads

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

Jun 8th 2017, 3:13 PM 13,491 Views 15 Comments

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
# Radiation
# Radiation

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

Dec 8th 2016, 1:34 PM 8,627 Views 56 Comments

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
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

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

Dec 8th 2016, 7:03 AM 14,475 Views 83 Comments

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
# Watering Wicklow
# Watering Wicklow

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

Nov 30th 2016, 2:20 PM 9,776 Views 28 Comments

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
# Radiation
# Radiation

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

Nov 28th 2016, 8:14 PM 41,276 Views 32 Comments

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
# Gas Crowd
# Gas Crowd

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

Nov 11th 2016, 3:07 PM 8,855 Views 124 Comments

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
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

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

Oct 27th 2016, 6:15 AM 5,126 Views 20 Comments

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?
# So Fresh And So Clean
# So Fresh And So Clean

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

Apr 5th 2016, 6:02 AM 27,898 Views 19 Comments

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
# Hall Of Shame
# Hall Of Shame

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

Nov 25th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,990 Views 45 Comments

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...
# Beneath The Waves
# Beneath The Waves

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

Apr 21st 2015, 8:09 AM 35,382 Views 65 Comments

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
# Raw

These 38 sewage treatment sites are putting your health at risk

Dec 12th 2014, 7:59 AM 8,713 Views 39 Comments

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

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