EPA says delays and the slowed pace at which essential improvements in waste water treatment are being delivered is unacceptable

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have published their report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2020, which shows that the pace essential improvements in waste water...

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Company fined following fatal incident in Rossaveel Harbour

Quinn Piling Ltd have pleaded guilty to a charge under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, following a fatal incident on a construction site in Rossaveel Harbou...

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UK REACH deadlines to be extended

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has committed to looking into different arrangements for UK REACH transitional registrations through a consult...

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HSA launch nationwide inspection campaign in construction sector focusing on dangers of working at height

On 26 October, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) began a construction inspection campaign, focusing on safety when working at heights. Over two weeks the campaign t...

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Following the fatal accident of an employee, Limerick City and County Council is fined €75,000

Limerick City and County Council have pleaded guilty to three charges under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 following a fatality at the Limerick City an...

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Our Roadshow is back for 2022!

After an enforced COVID break, our annual Legislation Update Roadshow is back in January 2022 for the 8th time!

It will be a combined environment and safety event this time round, starting...

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New land subsidy rules for farmers who protect soil

In 2022, for the first time, farmers will be paid for looking after soil health.

Nearly all farmers are likely to be eligible to apply for the payments which cover arable soils for crop cul...

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Improving air quality could save thousands of lives a year

The World Health Organisation (WHO) revised their guidelines for air quality back in September. Since then two studies have looked at the predicted health benefits of implementing these air quality...

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Brownfield Land Release fund allocates further money to projects

A further £11 million has been allocated to projects from the Brownfield Land Release Fund managed by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

These funds wil...

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Hydrogen plant planned for North East

BP has announced plans to build a hydrogen plant in Teesside, in the North East of England, known as 'HyGreen Teesside', that could produce up to 500MW of hydrogen by 2030.

The plant is exp...

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Cows helping to supply power to over 750,000 homes

When discussing climate change, methane emissions from cows attract much criticism and cause for concern. Now however it seems that cows are doing their bit to help the UK reduce its emissions from...

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HSE launch working minds campaign

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched their Working Minds campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about how to recognise and respond to the signs of stress in...

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Quarry fined for blasting operation safety breaches

Breedon Trading Ltd, have been fined for safety breaches following a fly rock projection during the use of explosives at a blast at Cwt-y-Bugail Quarry in North Wales.

On 15 January 2020, b...

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Firm fined after repeat safety breaches

Knowsley based company Securafence Ltd, who manufacture perimeter protection products, have been fined following repeat breaches of health and safety law.

Over a period of 18 months between...

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Brownfield first policy needed

The Countryside Charity, CPRE, has published a new report, Recycling our Land: State of Brownfield 2021 which sets out numerous recommendations for brownfield sites in England.

CPRE states...

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