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Water outages in Co Kerry after oil leak in River Feale

Water outages in Co Kerry after oil leak in River Feale Authorities in Kerry are trying to identify the source of an oil leak which has entered the River Feale, the main source of water for the Listowel and surrounding North Kerry area, and an important salmon and sea trout river.  The Water Treatment Plant at Dromin was shut down overnight as the oil leak was believed to be close to the water in...
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More action is needed by Local Authorities to protect Air and Water Quality warns EPA

More action is needed by Local Authorities to protect Air and Water Quality warns EPA The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its report on local authority environmental enforcement activities for 2019.  The EPA has seen an increase in both the numbers of inspections and enforcement actions taken by local authorities since 2018 with the bulk of these relating to waste and litter.  ...
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Agricultural policy needs to secure stronger environmental improvements for water in Europe

Agricultural policy needs to secure stronger environmental improvements for water in Europe Agricultural management practices should be based on agroecological principles, organic farming and nature-based solutions, the EEA report ‘Water and agriculture; towards sustainable solutions,’ says. To achieve this, more ambitious measures to promote sustainable agriculture are needed in the upcoming EU ...
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Most water extraction to go unregulated, environment groups warn

Most water extraction to go unregulated, environment groups warn A proposed overhaul of water extraction legislation in Ireland demanded by the European Commission will not regulate heavy users sufficiently, according to environmental groups.  A majority of water abstractions will remain unmonitored and unregulated, including agricultural and commercial abstractions, they warn in response to the ...
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Third of Irish rivers and a quarter of lakes fail water quality standards

Third of Irish rivers and a quarter of lakes fail water quality standards More than a third of Irish rivers and a quarter of lakes are failing to meet environmental quality standards due to high levels of polluting nitrates and phosphates, according to a new assessment.  The Environmental Protection Agency’s report for 2019 finds that more than a fifth of groundwater, which is a critical source o...
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Verde Expands its Dewatering Services Team

Verde Environmental Consultants is pleased to welcome Aurimas Bliutas to our Dewatering Services team.  Aurimas, who is originally from Lithuania, is a welcome addition to a busy expanding team of dewatering experts. Verde provide dewatering services to construction projects where there is a requirement to pump, treat and dispose of waters offsite, allowing for works to be carried out in a safe...
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Algal bloom causing concern for water quality on Lough Sheelin

Algal bloom causing concern for water quality on Lough Sheelin Eamon Ross from the LSTPA is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Cavan County Council to develop and put in place a co-ordinated nutrient management plan for the lough. Such a plan would take account of all effluent sources including from local waste water treatment plants faciliti...
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Delays in Wastewater Treatment Systems prolong risk to Environment – EPA Report

Delays in Wastewater Treatment Systems prolong risk to Environment - EPA Report The EPA report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2019, released on 12th November, highlights that delays in upgrading treatment systems around the country are prolonging risks to the environment and public health.  Some improvements in performance were evident in the past year, with the removal of the raw sewage disch...
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