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Agri-Food sector is worst for environmental compliance – EPA Report

More than half of all sites considered to pose the greatest risk of breaching pollution regulations are involved in the food and drink sector.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the agri-food sector needs to clean up its act due to the high number of processors found which do not comply with their licences. The EPA Industrial and Waste Licence Enforcement Report 2017 publ...
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EPA publishes environmental data on Ireland’s National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published environmental data on Ireland’s national pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR). This is a public register of pollutant releases and waste transfers from large industrial activities in Ireland. This information supports EU-wide reporting through the European Commission’s e-Register website, which contains data reported annually by mor...
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EPA concerned over water quality at seven Irish beaches

Seven beaches across the country have failed to meet minimum standards for water quality.Five beaches labelled as 'poor' by the Environmental Protection Agency are in Dublin - Sandymount Strand is new to the 2017 list. The other beaches which have failed to scrub up in the capital are Merrion Strand, Loughshinny, Portrane and Rush South.  The other two are Ballyloughane in Galway city and Clifden ...
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Irish emissions of three key air pollutants getting worse

Emissions of three of the five most noxious air pollutants, which are a threat to public health and/or the environment, increased in Ireland during 2016, according to latest figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Emissions of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds increased. These pollutants impact on air quality, cause respiratory problems ...
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EPA calls on local authorities to target inspections to improve air quality

EPA calls on local authorities to target inspections to improve air quality and management of waste tyres and food waste 23 out of 31 local authorities improved their environmental performance between 2014 – 2016; 29 met the target standard. Local authorities need to target inspections to: control the burning of solid fuel, to lessen the 1,500 premature deaths associated with air poll...
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Climate Change Advisory Council calls for urgent Government action to tackle emissions

Climate Change Advisory Council calls for urgent Government action to tackle emissions Ireland is not on track to meet its short-term emissions targets or to decarbonise its economy by 2050 without major new policy initiatives, the Government’s advisory council on climate change said today (5th December 2017). Launching its first annual report this afternoon, the Climate Change Advisory Council ...
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Air Quality in Ireland – the biggest threats – EPA report

According to the EPA's latest report on air quality in Ireland: Air Quality in Ireland 2016 – Key Indicators of Ambient Air Quality, burrning solid fuel is the biggest threat to good air quality, followed closely by the exhaust fumes emitted by vehicles. Following from this, the EPA launched a National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme 2017-2022. In launching the new programme, Laura Bur...
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Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Licencing – ensure your Site is not ranking on the EPA National Priority Sites List

Did you know 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 will be 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 factors suc...
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