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These Six Rivers Are The Worst Polluted In Ireland

By James Fenton

August 31, 2017 at 7:00am

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The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that Ireland's rivers are badly polluted. 

According to the Irish independent, the EPA has outlined six of the worst affected rivers in the country as part of its first six-year review of water quality under new European rules.

They are:

Tolka River between Clonee and Clonsilla, Dublin

Avoca River, Co. Wicklow

Aughboy River, Co. Wexford

Bredagh River, Co. Donegal

Laurencetown Stream, Co. Galway

Srah River, Co. Mayo

Matt Craig, senior scientific officer with the EPA, said:

"It would be a huge concern in terms of the approaches that we have taken so far aren't doing enough.

"We need to be targeting different protective measures in different areas."

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