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Ireland Gets Maritime Oil Pollution Plan

Ireland Gets Maritime Oil Pollution Plan - Almost 34 Years After Kowloon Bridge Sinking Irish Coast Guard deputy director Gerard O’Flynn has hailed as a “milestone” the publication of the State’s framework for handling major maritime pollution incidents. The plan released by the outgoing government last Friday (June 26) fulfils long-awaited commitments made after the grounding of the Kowloon B...
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River Shannon Oil Spill kills birds and fish

Efforts are under way in Westmeath to locate the source of an oil spill in the River Shannon over the weekend.  A number of animals, including cormorants and cygnets were covered in oil in the incident on the River Shannon in Athlone at an area known locally as the "Big Meadows". A spokesperson for Athlone SPCA said some of the birds have been taken for special cleaning to an animal sanctuary in ...
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No pollution on River Brosna in months

There have been no oil pollution events in the River Brosna in Mullingar since the spring, councillors were informed at the July meeting of the Municipal District of Mullingar Kinnegad (MDMK).  Responding to request for an update on the issue from Cllr Hazel Smyth, the local authority stated that recent investigations have determined that the source of the oil pollution events of the last two...
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Private Surface Water Lines identified as source of Brosna River Oil Contamination.

There has been fury locally for two months over the leak – but at last week’s meeting of the Mullingar Municipal District Committee (MMDC), councillors were informed that a detailed survey – which included the use of CCTV – has now identified evidence of the source of the contamination. Those responsible have now been given “a tight timeframe” to carry out remedial works, members were told. ...
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