Ireland could face action due to dangerous levels of chemicals in drinking water

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The European Commission could take action against Ireland due to dangerous levels of chemicals in drinking water, especially in Kerry.

Twenty-two (22) Kerry supplies have high levels of Trihalomethanes, which are a by-product of the disinfection process.

They’re on the latest EPA Remedial Action List, which was published in October, along with 37 more across the country.


The European Commission wrote to the Department of Housing this month about the issue; Ireland will be given the opportunity to respond, and if that’s inadequate, the commission can take the case to the European Court of Justice, whose judgment is binding.