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Walsh critical of possible summer bathing ban at beach

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The possibility of a long term bathing ban at Ballyloughane Beach has again highlighted the urgent need for investment in the country’s water infrastructure, according to local Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh.

Homeowners not acting on radon risk

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A grant scheme has been mooted to assist householders in Mayo to protect themselves against the deadly, cancer causing gas - radon.

EPA warning on high radon cancer risk

A shocking one in six homes in Mayo have unsafe levels of radon, making the county one of the worst blackspots in the country for the deadly gas linked to 250 lung cancer cases each year.

Tests show contaminated South Park soil is ‘no longer threat to public’

Contaminated soil in South Park no longer poses any risk to human health a new report has confirmed, although a local councillor said it should not have “taken eight years to come up with this analysis”.

Mayo well owners warned of rise in dangerous bacteria

As many as 1,000 private wells in Mayo could be contaminated with dangerous bacteria such as E coli, putting those who drink from them, especially children and the elderly, at risk of picking up a potentially very serious illness called VTEC.

Calls for Mayo to 'wake up' on fracking issue

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Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.

Mayo needs to wake up on controversial fracking issue

Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.

Make a splash this summer in Westmeath!

As the good weather continues and people flock to beaches all across Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reminding the public in Westmeath to use Splash, the national bathing water information website, for up-to-date information on water quality at local bathing spots.

Wise up to water safety this Bank Holiday weekend

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As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.

Irish Water ordered to investigate Clifden water quality

Irish Water has been ordered to carry out a full investigation into water quality issues in Clifden by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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