Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

first_imgLinkedin HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group urges public to avoid household visits and social gatherings for St Patrick’s Day Protests planned after Irish Cement incinerator gets go-ahead Call for ban on use of helium balloons in Limerick TAGSEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)HSE Mid WestIrish CementLimerick City and Council CouncilMungretRaheen Minister asked to review need for more incinerators in Limerick WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emailcenter_img Previous articleRecruitment Open Day For Project Engineering TechniciansNext articleWin cinema tickets Editor NewsCommunityHealthCouncil respond to dust complaints in Raheen and MungretBy Editor – April 28, 2017 1161 The Irish Cement Factory in Limerick.Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant.In a joint statement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) the council said that the, “samples of dust from cars belonging to a number of complainants have been analysed and compared to samples of materials from the Irish Cement facility.  The results indicate that the dust deposits contained Irish cement plant material along with ambient dusts due to the extended dry weather.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The EPA and Limerick City and County Council have assessed the extent to which other potential sources of dust may exist in the area.  To date, no such source has been identified as being a likely contributor to the issue.As a result the EPA has initiated a formal Compliance Investigation into the management and control of dust at the Irish Cement facility.  As part of this investigation, the company is conducting a detailed inspection of the material and product handling infrastructure and processes over the entire site to identify any potential defects.  Irish Cement are to conclude the review in a month and to report back regularly to the EPA as it progresses.  Any defects or failures are to be rectified immediately on discovery.It went on to say that, “health advice based on sampling results to date and surveillance of healthcare usage confirms that exposure to the dust may cause respiratory irritation but does not pose a serious health risk in the short term.”In relation to possible health implications, HSE Mid-West liaised with general practitioners and the local hospital emergency department.  To date, no unusual patterns of ill health have been identified.  HSE Mid-West will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks.Reacting to this investigation, Irish Cement said that it “apologises for any inconvenience caused to its neighbours and commits to continuing to work with all the agencies and local communities to rectifying the situation.”It also stated that it had taken a number of “proactive steps locally”and had “made arrangements for car washes and cleaning of affected properties.”The EPA and Limerick City and County Council are establishing a network of dust monitoring units in four locations in Limerick city that will provide information on dust levels for assessment against air quality standards and will support ongoing health risk assessment by the HSE.  The first of these units has been located in the Mungret/ Raheen area, and the remaining units should be in place by the 5th May.  Results obtained and an assessment of any potential for adverse health impacts will be published in subsequent updates in this series.Limerick City and County Council intends that the monitoring network will be upgraded to provide online real-time air quality information for Limerick.Members of the public are encouraged to contact the EPA in the event of experiencing dust or other nuisance from EPA licensed facilities, either through the EPA website (https://lema.epa.ie/complaints) or at 053-916 0600 (24 hours). Twitter Analog Devices donation of two playing pitches to enhance community living Print Advertisement Protest planned in Limerick after Irish Cement given green light to burn alternative fuelslast_img read more

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Red Alert: Storm Desmond causes power outages, fallen cables and dangerous driving conditions

first_img Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous articleDisappointment for Magee family at the 2015 Carlton Irish Open BadmintonNext articleAge Action seeks clarification on suspension of Donegal Mental Health services admin WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire The National Co-ordination Group for Severe Weather Emergencies has advised the public to avoid non essential travel after Met Eireann upgraded its weather warning to the highest level.A Red alert is in efffect as ‘Storm Desmond’ crosses the northwest bringing high winds and over three inches of rain fall.The storms impact is already being felt.Hundreds lost power in Carndonagh and Downings with more outages likely. There have also been reports of downed power lines and surface water on roads.The National Co-ordination Group for Severe Weather Emergencies met to assess the current weather forecast and flood threats.They have issues the following warning:Extremely heavy and prolonged rainfall is forecast for West, Mid-West and North West regions on Friday night and all through Saturday. Met Éireann have issued a number of severe weather warnings for the coming weekend. A RED rainfall warning has been issued for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry with accumulations in excess of 70mm expected (valid Fri 18:00 – until Sun 03:00). These levels of rainfall are expected to give rise to local flooding, possibly severe, in some areas and which may block roads and affect transport infrastucture.A level ORANGE  wind warning is in operation for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo (valid Fri 09:00 hours until 18:00 hours Sat)The Council is continually monitoring conditions and will respond to emergency call outs as required.The Council can be contacted on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency you can contact the Council’s Road Service on 074 91 72288. Siobhan Ryan from Met Eireann is urging people to take the Red warning seriously:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/13updryan-weather-clip-lk-jr-ag.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Red Alert: Storm Desmond causes power outages, fallen cables and dangerous driving conditions WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By admin – December 4, 2015 last_img read more

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RailRiders Eco-Speed-T

first_imgMy quest to find the ultimate summertime T-shirt for outdoor activity has led down many avenues. This month, the route took a turn and accelerated when it hit upon a shirt made by RailRiders, a Belmont, Mass., company with roots in the world of sailing.Today, RailRiders is more known in outdoor-adventure circles, and its clothing — which I have worn for years — is touted as the “toughest on the planet.” The company’s Eco-Speed-T is advertised to be quick-wicking, sun protective, and durable in the outdoors.I tested the shirt, which costs $36 and comes in men’s and women’s builds, in a six-hour adventure race last weekend. Temps peaked past 90 degrees and the sun blazed. I was soaked with sweat much of the day.The Eco-Speed-T at first might seem slightly too thick for hot days. It’s made of a nylon-polyester blend with a “waffle-weave” that gives it a tiny bit of bulk. But that’s where the wicking mojo comes from: Moisture and sweat are slurped off the body by this shirt and exposed to the air. At one point in the adventure race, I jumped in a lake to cool off. An hour later, after two miles of running and then 20 minutes in the wind on a bike leg, the shirt was almost bone dry.As an alternative to a cotton T-shirt, the RailRiders short-sleeve is an immense upgrade. There are mesh panels under the arms and up each side of the Eco-Speed-T for maximum airflow — a nice touch. The fabric is cited as offering UPF 20+ sun protection.The Eco-Speed-T also holds its own against some of my favorite hot-weather tops, including thinner synthetic and merino wool pieces that can cost twice as much. The thinner shirts at first feel airier than the RailRiders top, but in use they do not dry out as fast.In my quest for the perfect T, the RailRiders “waffle-weave” shirt is now near the top of my list. It’s a good value, and in my hot-weather test it proved its propensity to perform. RailRiders - Eco-Speed-T center_img Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of www.gearjunkie.com. Connect with Regenold at Facebook.com/TheGearJunkie or on Twitter via @TheGearJunkie.last_img read more

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No. 1 men’s water polo beats UCLA for conference title

first_imgIn a rainy MPSF Tournament final, the Men of Troy came out with a 9-6 victory in a hard-fought game against the Bruins.Unlike the last time USC and UCLA met in a No. 1 vs  No. 2 matchup, on Sunday the Trojans took a commanding early lead. In a defensively dominated first quarter which saw junior goalie McQuin Baron save five shots, senior driver Nick Bell began the day’s scoring around two minutes in. The Trojans would go on to lead 3-0 after the first quarter. “It’s always good having the confidence of having a two-, three-, four-goal lead on these guys,” Baron said. “But they’re very structured and confident team so they started edging back.”It looked like UCLA would begin drawing closer in the second, as they scored early in the quarter to cut the deficit to two goals. However, the Trojans were not going anywhere. Freshman driver Marin Dasic found the goal off of an assist from junior driver Blake Edwards and then Edwards himself extended the lead to 5-1 off a long shot. The Bruins lessened the damage when attacker Ryder Robert’s skip shot narrowly got past Baron at the end of the quarter. Four minutes into the second half, the Bruins and Trojans quickly traded goals, making the game 6-3 in favor of USC. Next, one of the most pivotal sequences of the game ensued. Baron saved a UCLA penalty, and then, seconds later, junior utility Bryce Hoerman netted. The Men of Troy held their biggest lead of the game, 7-3. Despite seizing control in the third quarter, the rest of the game was not devoid of drama. With USC up 7-4, Edwards had a chance to effectively seal the game on a penalty in the fourth quarter. However, UCLA goalie Garrett Danner was able to save the shot. Feeding off of that momentum, the Bruins’ Warren Synder scored to tighten the game at 7-5 and make yet another game between the rivals a tense affair down the stretch. The Trojans needed a big response, and they got one from Bell, who scored late in the fourth to extend the lead to three goals and destroy any hopes of a Bruin comeback. “I received the ball on two meters, and I knew that if I put that opportunity away, it would pretty much seal the game for us,” Bell said. “I was pretty pumped up when it happened.” With a final score of 9-5, the Men of Troy are now the 2016 MPSF Champions, which marks head coach Jovan Vavic’s tenth conference title. Baron’s performance was one of the most critical in the win, as he saved an incredible 16 shots in the team’s most important game up to this point. “It’s nice, but we haven’t finished it off yet,” Baron said. “We’ve still got to win the National Championship; that’s the most important one.”last_img read more

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“Luis Suarez” from Sarajevo on the Guardian List of the Biggest Talents

first_imgProminent English Guardian made its traditional list of the greatest football potentials in the world, and one player from BiH founds his place on the list.The list includes young football players born in 1999, and football player of FC Sarajevo and member of cadet national team of BiH, Nedim Hadzic, found his place among the best players.“When Vincent Tan took over FC Sarajevo, one of the first things he did was to improve the club’s infrastructure and the construction of the Academy. Now Sarajevo attracts the best talents from the entire BiH, and Hadzic was declared as Luis Suarez from BiH.Unlike his teammate Demirel Veladzic, who is two months younger, he did not enroll debut for the first team yet. Last season, he scored a total of 57 goals for the cadet team,” wrote The Guardian about Nedim Hadzic.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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