Recent Incidents

Recent incidents at EPA licensed facitilites, reported to the EPA, are outlined below.

Joint Statement No 3 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Limerick City & County Council and Health Service Executive - Oct 09 2017, 3:43 PM
Latest update on the dust deposition problem in residential areas of west Limerick City

Incident at Shell E&P Ireland Gas Terminal - Sep 21 2017, 5:46 PM
The EPA has been notified of a flaring event at the Shell E&P Ireland gas terminal in Bellanaboy, Co. Mayo.

Incident at Indaver Ireland, Carranstown, Co. Meath - Jul 10 2017, 4:04 PM
Update: 10 July 2017 Indaver Ireland Limited resumed the combustion of waste on the 17th June 2017. The resultant plume did not exhibit any discolouration. The stack emissions were monitored during the period 19th to 23rd June and iodine was not detected. The EPA has considered all of the information obtained in the course of the incident investigation and is satisfied that there was no impact on human health or the environment.

Incident at Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd, Poolbeg - Jun 13 2017, 2:31 PM
The EPA is investigating an incident which occurred last night at Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd, Poolbeg (Licence Reg. No W0232-01).

Investigation into public complaints of dust nuisance in the Mungret and Raheen areas of Limerick City - Apr 28 2017, 12:52 PM
Joint Statement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Limerick City & County Council and Health Service Executive Mid-West

Investigation into public complaints of dust nuisance in the Mungret and Raheen areas of Limerick City - Status Update No. 2 - May 31 2017, 2:29 PM
Joint Statement No. 2 issued on 31 May 2017 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Limerick City & County Council and Health Service Executive Mid-West.

Advice for Private Well Owners Affected by Flooding - Dec 11 2015, 11:58 AM
The EPA recommends that if your well has been affected by the recent flooding you should make sure it is properly disinfected before using it for drinking water. Details of how you can disinfect your well are below. This procedure should be carried out once the flooding has subsided.

Incident at Irish Cement, Limerick, 25th July 2015 - Jul 27 2015, 4:25 PM
The EPA was informed of an incident at the site of Irish Cement, Castlemungret, Co. Limerick at approximately 11.00am on Saturday 25th July 2015.

Incident at Kerry Ingredients (Ireland) Ltd, Charleville, Co Cork - Jun 19 2015, 4:30 PM
The EPA was notfied today, 19 June 2015, of an incident at the Kerry Ingredients (Ireland) Limited milk processing installation in Charleville, Co Cork.

Fire at Ballynagran Landfill, County Wicklow - May 12 2015, 4:00 PM
The EPA was notified on 12th May 2015, of a fire at Ballynagran Landfill site, County Wicklow.

Fire at Oxigen, Merrywell, Dublin - Jan 30 2014, 1:30 PM
The EPA was notified early on Sat 25th January 2014 of a fire at the Oxigen recycling and waste processing facility at Merrywell, Dublin.

Fire at Greenstar Recycling (Munster) Ltd, Glanmire, Co Cork 22nd November 2013 - Nov 29 2013, 11:20 AM
The EPA was notified at 07:55 on Sat 23rd November 2013 of a major fire at the Greenstar Recycling (Munster) Limited site at Sarsfieldcourt Industrial Estate, Sarsfieldcourt, Glanmire, Co. Cork.

Shannon Odours Investigation - Oct 16 2013, 3:43 PM
Joint Statement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clare County Council on the Current Status of the Shannon Odours Investigation: Wednesday 16th October 2013

Shannon Odours Investigation- Status Update 2 13.12.13 - Dec 13 2013, 2:41 PM
Joint Statement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clare County Council on the Current Status of the Shannon Odours Investigation.

Incident at Chemifloc Ltd, Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare - Dec 21 2012, 10:14 AM
An incident occurred on 20/12/12 where an uncontrolled release of vapours containing chlorine based substances occurred during the loading of a product onto a road tanker at the chemifloc facility in Co Clare

Fish Kill on the River Gradoge, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork - Nov 07 2012, 2:41 PM
On the 6th November, the EPA was informed of a fish kill that occurred on the River Gradoge.

Fire at Panda Waste Services facility in Beauparc, Co. Meath - Jun 14 2012, 12:51 PM
The EPA was notified this morning of a fire at Panda Waste Services facility in Beauparc, Co. Meath.

Fire at Kildare County Council’s Silliot Hill Landfill Facility Waste Licence W0014-01 - Dec 01 2011, 5:27 PM
Fire at Silliot Hill landfill, County Kildare, Waste licence number W0014-01

EPA to develop remediation plan for Kerdiffstown Landfill, Naas, Co. Kildare - Feb 18 2011, 3:26 PM
The EPA is exercising its powers under Section 56 of the Waste Management Act to secure the Kerdiffstown landfill site and to start the longer term process of remediation of the whole site.

Friday 25th Feb: Statement from Co-Ordinating Group re Kerdiffstown Fire - Feb 25 2011, 5:30 PM
Fire service personnel at the Kerdiffstown landfill facility stood down today, and control of the site was formally handed back to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Monday 14th Feb: Statement on behalf of co-ordinating group re:Kerdiffstown Fire - Feb 14 2011, 5:31 PM
Firefighters have made exceptionally good progress in dealing with the landfill fire at Kerdiffstown, Naas over the weekend. Most of the huge pile of burning waste has been removed and made safe; and the threat of further fire has been reduced.

Friday 11th February- Statement on behalf of Coordinating Group re Kerdiffstown fire - Feb 11 2011, 6:28 PM
Friday 11th February- Latest statement on behalf of Coordinating Group on Kerdiffstown fire

Wednesday 9th February- Statement on behalf of Coordinating Group re Kerdiffstown fire - Feb 09 2011, 7:42 PM
Wednesday 9th February- update on Kerdiffstown fire

Monday 7th February- Statement on behalf of Coordinating Group re Kerdiffstown fire - Feb 07 2011, 5:32 PM
Monday 7th February- latest statement re Kerdiffstown fire from Coordinating Group

Friday 4th February-Statement on behalf of Coordinating Group on Kerdiffstown Fire - Feb 04 2011, 6:38 PM
Friday 4th February- Updated statement on behalf of Coordinating Committee on Kerdiffstown fire

Thursday 3rd February- Statement on behalf of Coordinating Group re Kerdiffstown Fire - Feb 03 2011, 5:12 PM
3rd February 2011. Statement from Coordinating Group on Kerdiffstown Fire.

Statement from the EPA regarding release of SKM Enviros report on the evaluation of environmental liabilities at Kerdiffstown Landfill - Feb 03 2011, 10:44 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency commissioned an independent expert consultant SKM Enviros to conduct an evaluation of the potential liabilities and related remedial costs associated with closure scenarios for the Kerdiffstown landfill site. The report was commissioned in conjunction with a number of legal actions taken by the Agency against the operators of the Kerdiffstown site. This report was completed in October 2010.

Wednesday 2nd February: Statement on behalf of Coordinating Group regarding Kerdiffstown fire - Feb 02 2011, 5:07 PM
Wednesday 2nd February, 2011. Statement from Coordinating Group on Kerdiffstown fire.

Tuesday 1st February: Statement on behalf of Co-ordinating Group regarding Kerdiffstown fire - Feb 01 2011, 7:06 PM
Statement on behalf of Co-ordinating Group regarding Kerdiffstown fire

Monday 31st January 2011: Statement on behalf of Co-ordinating Group - Jan 31 2011, 7:07 PM
Progress in dealing with Kerdiffstown Fire

Sunday 30th January - Statement from Local Co-Ordinating Group - Jan 30 2011, 8:57 PM
Progress made in dealing with Kerdiffstown fire

Sat 29th Jan: Statement from local co-ordinating group - Jan 29 2011, 6:14 PM
Progress in Dealing with Kerdiffstown Fire: Representatives of the Evironmental Protection Agency, the Garda, the Health Service Executive and Kildare County Council met this afternoon (29 January) to advance plans for dealing with the fire at the Kerdiffstown landfill site near Naas.

UPDATE - Agencies meet local residents about Kerdiffstown fire - Jan 28 2011, 9:36 PM
Public agencies met with local residents, councillors and Oireachtas members today to give them information and hear their concerns about the ongoing fire at Kerdiffstown, Naas. The fire, in a landfill site, has been burning since last week and has proved particularly difficult to extinguish.

Fire at Kerdiffstown, Co Kildare - Statement from Local Co-ordinating Group - Jan 27 2011, 6:19 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency, HSE, Kildare County Council (including the fire service), Defence Forces and Gardai met this afternoon (27 January) to co-ordinate actions to deal with the fire and other environmental issues at Kerdiffstown Landfill, near Naas.

On going fire at Neiphin Trading site, Kerdiffstown, County Kildare, Waste Licence W0047-02 - Jan 24 2011, 4:01 PM
The EPA was informed on the 18th of January via our emergency line of a serious fire ongoing at the Neiphin Trading site at Kerdiffstown, County Kildare.

Fire at Neiphin Trading site, Kerdiffstown, County Kildare, Waste License W0047-02 - Sep 06 2010, 11:32 AM
The EPA was informed yesterday evening, 5th September 2010, via our emergency line of a serious fire ongoing at the Neiphin Trading site at Kerdiffstown, County Kildare.

Update re On going fire at Neiphin Trading site, Kerdiffstown, County Kildare, Waste Licence W0047-02 - Jan 26 2011, 10:29 AM
The EPA has retained the services of a firm of international experts in assessment of landfill fires.