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Pesticides exceedances on the rise – Dillon

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Farmers and others using pesticides are being urged to use best practice when spraying, to protect the region's drinking water, according to Fine Gael General Election candidate Alan Dillon.

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in Mayo

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Exceedances in pesticides are on the increase across Mayo with exceedances detected during 2018 in the Westport Public Water Supply, Newport Water Supply Scheme, Louisburgh Water Supply Scheme and Kiltimagh Water Supply Scheme.

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides

Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Mayo and as a result Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.

Cannon welcomes funding for radon testing in east Galway

Approximately 1,400 homes in the West and Mid-West of the country will be tested for radon levels with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment providing €70,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for high risk areas in East Galway and Roscommon.

New Tellus data confirms radon hot spots in Galway

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The latest findings from the award-winning Tellus Programme shed new light on radon risk impacting in Galway as well as unravelling the region’s ancient, geological history.

Pesticide information campaign to protect Mayo’s drinking water

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Mayo has just emerged from one of the wettest winters ever recorded and thankfully we have turned a corner and summer is upon us. Many people are taking advantage of improved weather conditions to catch up on some spraying (or weed control activities). Irish Water welcomes the work of the EPA and Teasgasc to ensure that Ireland’s drinking water is protected from pesticide contamination during this period.

Renewed health warning on deadly radon

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The EPA has reissued its call to Mayo householders to get their homes tested for high levels of the cancer causing gas, radon.

Mayo company launches pesticide protection kit for farmers

Westport company, Portwest, has launched a new pesticide handling kit for farmers, which it says is the first of its kind on the market.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

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Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

 

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