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Treatment needed for 25 supplies at risk of contamination with Cryptosporidium says EPA - Sep 12 2017, 12:01 AM
The EPA Drinking Water Report 2016, released today, shows that the quality of drinking water in public supplies remains high though further improvements are necessary to improve the security of supplies and avoid water restrictions, including Boil Water Notices.

Ireland’s Laura Burke takes up new post as European Environment Agency’s Management Board Chair - Sep 01 2017, 10:22 AM
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has announced that Laura Burke, Director General of Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took up her position as Chair of the EEA Management Board today.

A greater focus on protecting our most pristine water environments is needed, says EPA - Aug 30 2017, 11:56 PM
The EPA has today released its latest national assessment of water quality in Ireland. The release coincides with World Water Week, which links scientific understanding with policy-making and positive action toward water-related challenges.

EPA urges homeowners in Wicklow to take the radon test. Avoca home tested with levels 30 times higher than acceptable - Jul 25 2017, 11:00 AM
Almost 200 Wicklow homeowners have carried out a radon test in their homes since the Environmental Protection Agency ran an awareness campaign in the county last November. EPA results to date show that 33 homes - in areas including Arklow, Aughrim, Avoca, Baltinglass, Blessington and Rathdrum – had radon levels above the acceptable level.

New EPA Director appointed by Government - Jul 17 2017, 12:35 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce the appointment, by Government, of Dr Eimear Cotter as a Director of the Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA warns 5 industrial sites to improve their environmental performance or face further sanction - Jul 11 2017, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today launched a new enforcement initiative to drive further environmental compliance at industrial and waste facilities. Licensed facilities with the poorest compliance status are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement using a new system developed by the EPA.

EPA is making waves with new beaches.ie website - Jun 21 2017, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today launched beaches.ie, a new mobile enabled website providing information about bathing water at Ireland’s beautiful beaches and lakes. The website will allow people to access the information they need before a day out at the seaside.