European Commission Proposal to Reduce Water Pollution Risks

Improvements in water quality in the EU could be at risk from new forms of chemical pollution. The European Commission is proposing to add 15 chemicals to the list of 33 pollutants that are monitored and controlled in EU surface waters. This is another step towards improving the quality of our river, lake and coastal … Read more

Abbott Irish Facility Wins Environmental Health and Safety Energy Excellence Award

Abbott’s diagnostic facility in Longford has won a prestigious award from its headquarters for its excellence in environment, health, safety and energy. The Environment, Health, Safety and Energy Excellence Award recognises Abbott sites from around the world for their contribution to the environment, health and safety. The Abbott award was presented to the Longford facility … Read more

Abbott Longford is Abbott Global EHS Manufacturing Plant of the Year

Abbott’s diagnostic facility in Longford has been recognised by the global healthcare group’s leadership for its outstanding Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) performance and environmental excellence. The Longford site has been named as the Abbott EHS Manufacturing Plant of the Year 2009 at the global Environment, Health and Safety Excellence Awards which took place recently in … Read more

Dangers in the Dust – Inside the Global Asbestos Trade

Banned or restricted in more than 50 countries, white asbestos continues to be widely used in China, India, Russia and Brazil, and many developing nations, according to ‘Dangers in the Dust’, a joint report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the BBC’s International News Services. A multinational network of industry-backed trade associations … Read more

Minister for Environment Must Provide Temporary Exemption of Waste Water Requirements for One-off Houses, Says Oireachtas Committee

The Minister for the Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must provide as a matter of urgency, a temporary exemption for some parts of the country, from the new waste water regulations relating to the construction of one-off houses, a report by the Oireachtas European Scrutiny Committee has stated. The Committee is calling on … Read more