Irish Drinking Water Contamination EU Infringement Case

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The EU Commission opened an infringement case against Ireland for failure to ensure safe drinking water for over 500,000 consumers because of a chemical linked to cancer and other health issues.

The Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Ireland for failing to fulfil its obligations under the Drinking Water Directive by allowing excessive levels of Trihalomethanes (THM) in some Irish drinking water.

According to the Commission, the Irish authorities had “not taken appropriate actions” to reduce THM values. The EU Commission is also pursuing the Irish state for failing to notify consumers of the health implications as required under the Directive. More…

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