Environment

Dealing with a Neighbours Oil Leak?

By |2019-02-15T15:08:29+00:00February 15th, 2019|Environment, Oil Spill|

Your home is your fortress. But how would you address the situation if it were to be damaged by a neighbour accidentally? It’s not unusual for homeowners to suffer damage to their property at the hands of a neighbour, particularly in the event of an oil spill, as kerosene will migrate rapidly through soil and

Does Home Insurance Cover Oil Spills?

By |2019-02-21T15:47:48+00:00January 25th, 2019|Environment, Oil Spill|

The majority of residents who have domestic oil tanks assume that their home insurance policy would cover the clean-up costs in the event of a spillage or oil leak.  Many policies will cover the environmental clean-up costs, but occasionally, some don't. We recommend that homeowners ensure that both the immediate aftermath of an oil leak

Do I Need To Move Out During Oil Spill Clean-Up?

By |2019-01-17T16:39:09+00:00January 17th, 2019|Environment, Oil Spill|

Every year, there are thousands of reported pollution incidents across Ireland and the UK caused by leaking or spilt oil, with many of these incidents occurring on residential properties. A spill of diesel or kerosene from your oil tank can be dangerous for the water environment, human health and the wider environment, which means the

Can A Heating Oil Spill Harm My Health?

By |2019-01-09T13:39:23+00:00January 9th, 2019|Environment, Oil Spill|

Yes! An oil leak in your home should not be viewed lightly and you should take immediate action if you have one, as it can cause severe damage to a property as well as threaten human health. The effects of oil spills on humans may be direct and indirect, depending on the type of contact

Pollution Prevention: Do You Need An Oil Separator At Your Site?

By |2018-12-13T09:05:48+00:00December 12th, 2018|Contamination, Environment, Oil Spill, Water|

Fuel and oil separators/interceptors play a significant role in managing contaminated run-off and spills. If you don’t have the right type of separator or if it’s poorly maintained, serious problems can occur. The worst outcome is to see fuel or oil contaminate local waterways. The environment suffers of course, but so does your business,

EU takes action over dangerous levels of trihalomethanes in Ireland’s drinking water system

By |2018-11-15T19:00:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Contamination, Environment, News, Water|

The European Commission recently opened an infringement case against Ireland in the EU Court of Justice because it has continued to exceed the limits of trihalomethane contamination in drinking water supplies across the country. The Infringement was first brought to the attention of the European Commission in 2011, when Friends of the Irish Environment made

Is It Time To Tackle Diesel Air Pollution?

By |2018-10-29T12:00:06+00:00October 17th, 2018|Environment|

After three decades of epidemiologic research, diesel exhaust was classified as a carcinogen in humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2012 based on evidence of its carcinogenicity to the lung. Six years after that announcement was made, we will review the actions that have been made across the world to

Should there be stricter rules for PFAS chemicals?

By |2018-08-06T10:02:06+00:00July 19th, 2018|Environment, News|

Recently in both Australia and America serious pressure has been put on Governments to set stricter regulations for man-made chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to protect public health and the environment. This comes after recent research showed that exposure to PFAS chemicals can lead to adverse human health effects, and AVADA

AVADA’s Advice On Preventing Oil Pollution

By |2019-02-19T10:58:33+00:00June 21st, 2018|Environment, News, Oil Spill|

Pollution incidents from faulty Oil tanks and fuel lines are on the increase across the UK & Ireland.  These leaks are usually caused by badly maintained tanks and fuel lines.  Leaked oil often soaks into the ground producing fumes and odours that can cause adjoining houses to be evacuated, leaving it impossible to live