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Best practice guidelines for the preparation of resource & waste management plans for construction & demolition projects

Year: 2021

The purpose of the guidelines is to provide a practical approach which is informed by best practice in the prevention and management of C&D wastes and resources from design through to construction and deconstruction.

GMO Register Entry G0726-01

Year: 2021

The GMO Register Entry provides significant details of the of the proposed treatment under the managed access programme.

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Research 396: Catchment Models and Management Tools for Diffuse Contaminants (Sediment, Phosphorus and Pesticides): DiffuseTools Project

Authors: Ian Thomas, Michael Bruen, Eva Mockler, Christopher Werner, Per-Erik Mellander, Sim Reaney, Anna Rymszewicz, Gavan McGrath, Edith Eder, Andrew Wade, Adrian Collins and Berit Arheimer, November 2021

Year: 2021

Eutrophication, often driven by phosphorus, is the most significant issue for inland surface waters in Ireland. Half of Irish river water bodies still require improvements to bring them to good status, as required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC). This research contributes to Ireland’s response to the third River Basin Management Plan of the WFD and to the development and implementation of more sustainable and cost-effective agricultural policies.

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Air Quality in Ireland 2020

Key Indicators of Ambient Air Quality., November 2021

Year: 2021

Summary of ambient air quality in 2020 based on concentration measurements of particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, heavy metals, ozone, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and benzene.

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Research 395: Cumulative Health Effects of Metal(loids) through Aggregate Environmental Pathways

Authors: Rajat Nag and Enda Cummins, November 2021

Year: 2021

Background levels of metal(loid)s coupled with anthropogenic sources may lead to increased levels of certain metal(loid)s in soil, leading to potential uptake by plants. This study develops a source–pathway–receptor conceptual model for metal(loid)s in environmental media. The study presents an approach that can be extended to further evaluate pollutants and their environment–health interactions.

END-OF-WASTE CRITERIA FOR RECOVERED CALCIUM FLUORIDE ADDITIVE

Year: 2021

Single Case Decision for John Gannon Concrete Limited (t/a Gannon ECO). This document sets out end-of-waste criteria for recovered calcium fluoride additive, produced by John Gannon Concrete Limited (t/a Gannon ECO).

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Adare Public Drinking Water Supply Audit 24/09/21

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 24/09/21 at Adare Public Drinking Water Supply

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National Waste Prevention Programme Annual Report 2020

Year: 2021

Overview of progress made on waste prevention projects during 2020

Nature and Extent of Post-Consumer Textiles in Ireland

Nature and Extent of Post-Consumer Textiles in Ireland

Study Report, November 2021

Year: 2021

To address an identified knowledge gap and inform national policy, the EPA commissioned a study to determine the nature and extent of post-consumer textiles in Ireland. This report provides the findings and recommendations from this study to inform future consultations and measures to improve circularity in textiles in Ireland.

Call for Expert Evidence – Land Use - Submission Template

Year: 2021

Cover sheet template for inclusion with submissions on the Call for Expert Evidence - Land Use. This call will close on 24 January 2022.

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EPA Drinking Water Remedial Action List Q3 of 2021

Year: 2021

An updated list of Irish Water Public Drinking Water Supplies on the EPA's Remedial Action List for Q3 of 2021

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Stillorgan Reservoir Audit 06/09/21

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 06/09/21 at Stillorgan Reservoir

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Aughacasla Public Drinking Water Supply Audit 17/09/21

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 17/09/21 at Aughacasla Public Drinking Water Supply

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - October 2021

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for October 2021., November 2021

Year: 2021

Hydrology Summary Bulletin for October 2021 outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland.

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Glengarriff Public Drinking Water Supply Audit 21/07/21

Year: 2021

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of audit carried out on 21/07/21 at Glengarriff Public Drinking Water Supply