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Homeowners need to take action to protect themselves, their families and neighbours from risks posed by septic tanks, says EPA - Nov 14 2017, 9:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency today released a review of the implementation of the National Inspection Plan for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems for the period 1st January to 31st December 2016. The National Inspection Plan is being implemented by local authorities under the supervision of the EPA.

European Radon Day: EPA calls for homeowners to test their homes for cancer-causing radon - Nov 06 2017, 11:21 AM
On European Radon Day, the EPA is calling on all householders to test their homes for this cancer-causing radioactive gas. Radon is second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer. It is estimated that some 250 lung cancer cases each year in Ireland are linked to radon exposure.

Burning solid fuel is the biggest threat to good air quality in Ireland - Nov 06 2017, 7:00 AM
The EPA’s latest report on air quality, released today, shows that burning of solid fuel is the biggest threat to good air quality in Ireland, followed by emissions from vehicle exhausts.

EPA urges households and businesses to make air quality a priority this Halloween - Oct 27 2017, 4:08 PM
The EPA has released a short animation illustrating the dangers of illegal burning of waste and its impact on people’s health. As Halloween fast approaches the EPA is asking householders and businesses to protect people’s health by disposing of waste properly. Uncontrolled burning of waste pollutes air and is illegal.

Recycling creates opportunities to capture value from waste and move to a circular economy - Oct 26 2017, 11:11 AM
While Ireland has made progress in improving recycling and recovery levels, further progress is needed to protect the environment, meet incoming EU regulations and facilitate the move to a circular economy in Ireland.