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Environmental protection

Dealing with asbestos
Asbestos can release dangerous dust if it is disturbed. It should only be dealt with by specialists, using protective equipment and strict safeguards.

Radon gas in buildings
Prolonged exposure to radon gas can lead to lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency gives information on how to reduce dangerous levels of radon in your home.

Noise nuisance
The rules as regards the control of noise, the various bodies responsible and how to complain about excessive noise

Litter prevention and control
What is litter pollution and what are the penalties?

Air quality and pollution
Outlines the standards required for air quality and the measures taken to prevent air pollution. .

The Tidy Towns competition
Tidy Towns is a national competition run each year by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government that aims to find the tidiest town.

Pollution prevention and control
Describes EU and Irish law regarding licensing procedures and enforcement of pollution prevention and control measures in Ireland.

Environmental assessment
An Environmental Impact Assessment is required under EU and Irish law for certain public and private projects. The purpose of the assessment is to analyse the impact these projects may have on the environment.



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