EU examines risk of pollution in abandoned mines

The European Commission has asked for details on how the Irish state plans to address water pollution risks from one of the country’s most notorious former mines.

19th February, 2011

The European Commission has asked for details on how the Irish state plans to address water pollution risks from one of the country’s most notorious former mines.

This follows the EU’s review of an inventory called Ireland’s Historic Mine Sites, which was published last year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The EPA report categorised Tynagh Mine, near Loughrea, Co Galway, as presenting ‘‘the highest environmental risk of the...

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