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Council continues to monitor environmental impact of ship grounded off Cork coast a year ago

Council continues to monitor environmental impact of ship ground off Cork coast a year ago Cork County Council has said it is continuing to monitor the potential environmental and ecological impact of the MV Alta, a wrecked cargo ship grounded in Ballyandreane, Ballycotton. The vessel was grounded on February 16 of last year. Since then, the council said it has been working on a series of actions...
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Environmental Pollution has claimed more lives than those who died in World War 2

The United Nations chief environment scientist, Jian Liu has called on nations and individuals to make the environment their number one priority in their day to day decisions.According to him, the environment has the potential to solve most of the complex issues confronting humans.He warned that the consequences of not taking action is profound. ‘‘So if you don’t take action now, if you don’t p...
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Call for hefty fines on businesses found guilty of large-scale environmental contamination

A Wicklow-based environmental group has called on the Government to bring in new legislation that would impose hefty fines on businesses found guilty of large-scale environmental contamination.  The group’s appeal follows a recent plastic spill at Dublin’s Forty Foot. SIAC, the company responsible, was working on the redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s baths when plastic fibres washed into the Dublin...
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Limerick Mayor calls for profit-based fines for environmental pollution

Limerick Mayor James Collins has called for profit-based fines for environmental pollution after what he described as the “laughable” fines imposed on Irish Cement for two dust leaks. At Limerick District Court last Friday Irish Cement Limited pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Environmental Protection Agency Act with Judge Marian O’Leary imposing €1,250 fines on both counts with two months ...
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