Register of former mine sites and tailings ponds (1996)
The EPA, the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Exploration & Mining Division of the Department of Communication, Marine & Natural Resources are undertaking a joint project. The project will carry out detailed site investigations and characterisaton on priority historic mine sites in Ireland. The attached doucment is the project proposal associated with the project.
Cattle deaths from lead poisoning in 1999 on a farm in Silvermines, Co Tipperary, triggered a comprehensive investigation. This report presents the expert group’s final recommendations for guideline values for lead in the environment and provids guidance on human health, animal health and the environment. The report also set out additional work and research needs.
Report by EPA on an investigation of the Tynagh Mine site including recommendations in relation to ongoing management of the site. The report does not deal with the ultimate remediation and rehabilitation of the site.
The EPA published an interim report in 2002 of an expert group established to formulate guidelines on the management of lead in the environment. This interim report considered guideline values and guidance in relation to protection of human health, animal health and the environment in the Silvermines area.
This discussion document assembles existing information on soil in Ireland and the pressures on this valuable resource. A key recommendation in the report is the need for the development of a soil protection strategy for Ireland, including the development of a national soil quality monitoring programme and the selection of a set of indicators which are representative of soil quality.
This discussion document aimed to establish the total amount of phosphorous (organic and chemical) applied to agricultural land in 1998 and the contribution from various farming and agri-industry activities.