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EPA publishes National Priority Sites summary for 2020

EPA publishes National Priority Sites summary for 2020 Today, the EPA published its annual summary report on the enforcement activities carried out in 2020, along with the list of sites which were designated as a National Priority Site during the year.  The report shows that, despite the significant challenges and impact of Covid-19 during 2020, the EPA continued to carry out the enforcement of i...
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EPA licensed industrial and waste sites enforcement data findings – overall good compliance

The EPA commenced the publication of key data on industrial and waste licence enforcement today on the EPA website.  The data gives details of compliance levels and enforcement activities across the 833 licensed facilities in 2019. The EPA will publish the data on its website on a quarterly basis, providing enforcement information in a timely manner for the public.  Commenting on the publication,...
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Cork accounts for three of the seven premises listed on EPA National Priority Sites List

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) up to date list of licenced facilities which represent environmental blackspots sees the debut of a new Cork entity in the East Cork Landfill Site, bringing the county’s percentage of overall sites on the list up from 29% to 43%.  County Cork accounts for more almost half of the latest sites announced for priority enforcement by Ireland’s ecology watchdo...
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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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EPA publishes National Priority Sites List for Oct 18 – March 19

The EPA last week published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement for Q1 Five sites are on the latest list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards. These companies face further enforcement action from the EPA to secure compliance. Three sites are new to the list. Six sites have come off the previous list published in January following improvements in com...
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