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EPA welcomes increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of waste - Mar 15 2018, 10:03 AM
The EPA has today released data and information on composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland for 2016. The data updates the National Waste Statistics web resource, launched by the EPA in recent months.

Advice for Private Well Owners Affected by Storm Emma - Mar 05 2018, 12:20 PM
The EPA recommends that if your well has been affected by Storm Emma 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 snow subsided.

EPA 2017 in Review: Waste prevention initiatives are gaining traction - Feb 13 2018, 11:00 AM
In its review of 2017 the EPA reports that, in addition to delivering on its core reporting and enforcement roles, several of its waste prevention and resource efficiency activities made significant progress during the year.

Teenagers invited to create video stories about the stuff we consume - Feb 01 2018, 11:00 AM
Following the success of last year’s competition, the EPA is pleased to launch the 2018 The Story of Your Stuff competition for secondary schools.

EPA launches “National Waste Statistics” web resource - Jan 31 2018, 11:00 AM
The EPA has today launched the National Waste Statistics web resource and has also published information on hazardous waste for 2015 and 2016 and municipal waste for 2014.

EPA publishes latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement List - Jan 30 2018, 11:00 AM
The EPA has published its latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement. Eight sites licensed by the EPA are on the list for failing to meet the necessary environmental standards. These companies face further enforcement action.