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Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2021 – EPA

Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2021 - EPA The EPA has published Industrial and Waste Enforcement data up to the end of Q2 2022. 648 inspections have been carried out at 384 individual sites, a 42% increase for the same period in 2021. 86% of inspections were unannounced. Source - Environmental Protection Agency Verde Environmental Consultants is focussed on helping our ...
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Industrial pollutant releases to air in Europe

Industrial pollutant releases to air in Europe Industrial releases of air pollutants that damage human health and the environment decreased between 2010 and 2020 in Europe. Emissions of greenhouse gases (e.g. carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulphur oxides (SOx)) and other pollutants (e.g. nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM10) and heavy metals) all declined significantly. However, the value ...
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Ireland’s Industrial Pollution Figures 2017, EEA Report

The European Environment Agency has published how Ireland is faring when it comes to industrial pollution., summarising key data related to industry: its relevance with respect to economic contributions, energy and water consumption, as well as air and water emissions and waste generation.  In 2017, industry in Ireland was responsible for: 23.01 % of energy consumed...
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Large Combustion Plants Emissions -EEA Indicator

The European Environment Agency has released its latest indicator on Large Combustion Plants in Europe.  Large combustion plants release harmful ​emissions and Germany, Italy, the UK and Poland account for 50% of total large combustion plants operating capacity in the EU.​ There are 3,664 large combustion plants in the EU-28. Installed capacity increased by 4% overall between 2004 ...
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Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2018 – EPA

There has been a marked reduction (22%) in the number of complaints received by the EPA when compared with 2017, with the majority of sites (85%) not having any complaints made against them. Of the complaints received: 57% related to odour 27% related to noise 34% related to three sites 1,490 site inspections were carried out by the EPA of which 95% were unannounced. One-quarter of ...
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European pollutant register important tool for tackling EU industrial emissions

A decade after its launch, the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) continues to prove its value. The online register is a widely recognised tool, used to assess pollution trends and evaluate the effectiveness of EU legislation in various areas, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published today. The EEA briefing ‘A decade of industrial pollution data...
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Data Centres: Irish environmental issues

Introduction Environmental legislation in Ireland is principally administered and enforced in three ways: (i) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (ii) by local authorities throughout Ireland and (iii) by the courts. The Minister for the Communications, Climate Action & Environment has an important policy setting role and the Health & Safety Authority is responsible for th...
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EEA Report finds increase in Industrial Pollution to urban wastewater treatment plants.

Direct emissions released to water bodies from Europe’s large industrial sites have decreased in recent years for many pollutants. However, industrial pollution transferred through the sewer systems to urban waste water treatment plants (UWWTPs) has slightly increased, putting pressure on the waste water treatment infrastructure. While EU legislation tracks emissions from large industries, the ...
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EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List

The EPA has developed a system to rank industrial and waste licensed sites (Integration Pollution Control) in order of priority for enforcement. The National Priority Sites List (which is updated quarterly) is used to target its enforcement effort at the poorest performing sites in order to drive improvements in environmental compliance.  A score is assigned to each facility based on enforcement f...
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Industrial pollution & mercury are a problem impacting our health and environment.

The EEA report ‘Mercury in Europe’s environment – A priority for European and global action’ describes the problem of mercury pollution and the challenges in addressing the issue globally. From dental fillings to fish we eat, we might all be exposed to mercury. According to the report, mercury presents the biggest risk in rivers, lakes and oceans where it takes a highly toxic form that is absor...
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