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# epa - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 8th 2017, 8:58 PM 17,319 Views 46 Comments

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
# Former Landfill
# Former Landfill

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 13,649 Views 12 Comments

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)
# Climate Change Sceptic
# Climate Change Sceptic

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

Feb 17th 2017, 8:56 PM 18,363 Views 47 Comments

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
# IGNORING SCIENCE
# IGNORING SCIENCE

Top Republican fears damage Trump could do to the environment

Jan 2nd 2017, 2:59 PM 14,160 Views 55 Comments

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
# 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.

# epa - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Five-year report outlines dangers of fracking and 'underpins' proposed ban
# Fossil Fuel Debate
# Fossil Fuel Debate

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

Nov 30th 2016, 6:01 PM 9,342 Views 30 Comments

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
# Radiation
# Radiation

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

Nov 28th 2016, 8:14 PM 41,267 Views 32 Comments

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

# epa - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 24th 2016, 7:43 AM 15,398 Views 68 Comments

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
# Cya-nara Roscommon
# Cya-nara Roscommon

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 9:14 PM 43,374 Views 47 Comments

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
# 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.

# epa - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 8th 2016, 9:29 AM 12,039 Views 18 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

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

Nov 7th 2016, 2:45 PM 9,123 Views 28 Comments

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
# 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.

# epa - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
# Fallout
# Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Apr 26th 2016, 6:45 AM 101,188 Views 43 Comments

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
# Dirty Air
# Dirty Air

Ireland is still doing badly when it comes to greenhouse gases

Apr 19th 2016, 3:40 PM 8,967 Views 45 Comments

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

# epa - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Seabirds '10 times' more polluting than humans when it comes to dirtying Ireland's beaches
# The Real Culprits
# The Real Culprits

Seabirds '10 times' more polluting than humans when it comes to dirtying Ireland's beaches

Apr 5th 2016, 1:02 PM 10,963 Views 49 Comments

Who knew.

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 27,897 Views 19 Comments

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
# 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.

# epa - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Water contamination risk removed for 220,000 people in Dublin
# Not Fit To Drink
# Not Fit To Drink

Water contamination risk removed for 220,000 people in Dublin

Oct 15th 2015, 9:50 AM 18,858 Views 74 Comments

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
# Can You Smell That?
# Can You Smell That?

Here are 10 of Ireland's smelliest places

Aug 26th 2015, 11:58 AM 39,386 Views 50 Comments

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
# Whitewash
# Whitewash

'Absolutely farcical': EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

May 13th 2015, 5:10 PM 10,100 Views 6 Comments

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...
# 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.

# epa - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Hundreds of people are complaining about these smelly waste plants
# HOLD YOUR NOSE
# HOLD YOUR NOSE

Hundreds of people are complaining about these smelly waste plants

Mar 5th 2015, 2:10 PM 7,442 Views 5 Comments

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
# Kettles To Boyle
# Kettles To Boyle

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

Feb 22nd 2015, 2:50 PM 13,336 Views 73 Comments

The EPA thinks Irish Water should act more quickly.

# epa - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Almost half of all household septic tanks FAILED inspections
# De-sludge People
# De-sludge People

Almost half of all household septic tanks FAILED inspections

Feb 3rd 2015, 4:10 PM 12,119 Views 31 Comments

Cork had the highest number of failures.

# epa - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Water for almost a million people is at risk of contamination
# Safe Drinking
# Safe Drinking

Water for almost a million people is at risk of contamination

Jan 20th 2015, 4:30 PM 18,006 Views 95 Comments

E.coli was detected in at least one in 10 supplies.

# epa - 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.

# epa - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 9th 2014, 10:20 AM 18,872 Views 10 Comments

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

# epa - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down
# Its Pronounced Nu-cular
# Its Pronounced Nu-cular

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down

Aug 12th 2014, 5:27 PM 14,236 Views 61 Comments

The old cracking in the boiler spine playing havoc again.

# epa - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches
# Don't Get In The Water
# Don't Get In The Water

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches

Aug 7th 2014, 3:19 PM 13,324 Views 27 Comments

Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.

# epa - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet
# Hazardous Waste
# Hazardous Waste

Don't flush expired medicines down the toilet

Jun 26th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,272 Views 25 Comments

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

# epa - Thursday 12 June, 2014

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Jun 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 8,340 Views 13 Comments

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# epa - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Jun 5th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,683 Views 83 Comments

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

# epa - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Here are the best and worst bathing waters in Ireland
# Fancy A Dip
# Fancy A Dip

Here are the best and worst bathing waters in Ireland

May 1st 2014, 10:20 AM 30,883 Views 24 Comments

Thankfully, 90 per cent of Irish bathing waters are due to meet the ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ standards which will come into force from this year.

# epa - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Are 'buy one get one free' offers just filling up your bins?

Apr 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,191 Views 24 Comments

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

# epa - Thursday 10 April, 2014

EPA finds no long-term health impacts from Ballymount recycling plant fire
# Health Risks
# Health Risks

EPA finds no long-term health impacts from Ballymount recycling plant fire

Apr 10th 2014, 7:32 PM 6,559 Views 17 Comments

The Oxigen recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin burned for over a week in January.

# epa - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

We're dumping less waste in landfills - but also recycling less
# On Target
# On Target

We're dumping less waste in landfills - but also recycling less

Mar 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,096 Views 29 Comments

The EPA warns that we’re still at risk of not meeting the 2016 target for diverting waste from landfills.

# epa - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA

Mar 13th 2014, 7:39 AM 16,929 Views 60 Comments

The agency says the country needs major investment in the area.

# epa - Thursday 30 January, 2014

It's over: Blaze at Ballymount recycling plant extinguished after five days
# Inferno
# Inferno

It's over: Blaze at Ballymount recycling plant extinguished after five days

Jan 30th 2014, 8:07 AM 6,851 Views 10 Comments

It has prompted a government review of the storage of toxic materials near homes.