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  • Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA is driven by EU legislation It is a process whereby environmental considerations can be factored into plans and programmes that are made by public authorities It ...
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  • Environmental Research

    The environment is a complex area with many interlinkages As old issues are dealt with new ones emerge Sound policy making must therefore be underpinned by good science so the role of environmental ...
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  • Pollution and Anti-Litter Awareness Initiatives

    The official framework to deal with litter pollution in Ireland is covered by the Litter Pollution Acts 1997 to 2009 Under these acts the responsibility lies with the local authority to manage and ...
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  • Pollutant Levels in Fish

    Finfish and shellfish are regularly monitored for the presence of heavy metals chlorinated compounds dioxins and other dangerous chemicals that persist in the environment Results indicate that levels ...
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  • Water Quality

    Earth is a watery planet with over 70 of its surface covered by oceans Life started in the oceans and all life on earth depends on water for survival An adult person is approximately 65 water and ...
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  • Lakes

    There are over 12 000 lakes in Ireland some very small and some quite extensive Most are located on the western seaboard and in the midlands and are relatively shallow Generally water stays longer in ...
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  • Rivers

    Over 1 150 rivers are monitored regularly in Ireland This monitoring looks at the chemical composition of the river water or else looks at the small animals that live on the river bed Some of these ...
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  • Quality of Shellfish

    Shellfish production areas in Ireland are categorised based on the level of treatment that shellfish require prior to being sold The best category Class A is where shellfish can be sold directly with ...
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  • Causes of Pollution

    River pollution in Ireland is caused by discharges from municipal sewage treatment plants runoff from urban streets septic tanks landfills and from agriculture Forestry and industry also contribute to ...
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