Ireland

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

Contaminated Land Risk Assessment Tiers Explained

By |2018-10-29T14:19:52+00:00October 29th, 2018|Land Contamination, Remediation|

Risk assessments can be undertaken at three distinct levels of detail.  At each tier, the five key tasks, which have been listed below, are undertaken to provide information and data in order to make a risk management decision or to decide whether it is necessary to proceed to the next level of detail. Problem Identification

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