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How Modern Wastewater Treatment Changed our World

How Modern Wastewater Treatment Changed our World Wastewater treatment is often an overlooked necessity of civilization. Without proper sewer systems, wastewater treatment plants, and overall regulation, our cities would be ripe with disease and human waste everywhere. Believe it or not, much of the modern wastewater management technology we consider standard in any 21st century home, things ...
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Ireland held to account for wastewater treatment failures

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that Ireland has failed to uphold EU law in relation to almost 30 wastewater treatment schemes across the country.  The court’s ruling released yesterday opens the door for Ireland to be hit with heavy fines for breaching EU rules on sewage treatment if it does not act to rectify the situation. The case was brought by the EU Commission over Ireland’...
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An Bord Pleanála grants permission for plastic factory despite environmental concerns

An Bord Pleanála (ABP) has granted planning permission for a plastic factory in Skibbereen, Co Cork despite deep reservations from concerned locals over potential environmental and health issues.  Cork County Council granted permission for the facility to Daly Products Ltd, an Irish division of a Minnesota-based company, RTP Company, in December 2017. A group of concerned Skibbereen residents u...
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Failure to treat waste water properly is damaging our rivers and coastal waters – EPA report

Though we have seen some improvements, Ireland is not investing quickly enough to provide the infrastructure needed to treat our waste water, highlights the EPA report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2017, released today.  Deficiencies exist in many treatment plants and public sewers, due to a legacy of underinvestment, and waste water is still entering the environment without receiving sufficie...
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Drugged waters – how modern medicine is turning into an environmental curse

The aquatic and human health consequences of pharmaceutical drugs entering the environment through wastewater treatment plants is not yet well understood.  As the world’s population expands and we become wealthier, drugs and chemical-based care products become more prevalent. While pharmaceuticals are essential for human health and well-being, less is known on the effects they have on the freshwat...
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