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I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president
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I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president

Aug 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 30,576 Views 19 Comments

Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.

Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72
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Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72

Jan 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 31,197 Views 29 Comments

Chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety are just some of the conditions the whistleblower has been living with for over a decade.

Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford
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Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford

Aug 1st 2018, 2:30 PM 19,223 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened in a laboratory at the Sanofi Waterford site at around 11.20am.

At least six dead and several seriously injured following explosion at Czech chemical plant
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At least six dead and several seriously injured following explosion at Czech chemical plant

Mar 22nd 2018, 10:48 AM 8,545 Views 3 Comments

The incident happened in the northern town of Kralupy-nad-Vltavou.

This tiny Michigan town is in a giant water fight with Nestlé
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This tiny Michigan town is in a giant water fight with Nestlé

Feb 11th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,017 Views 21 Comments

Residents are complaining that Nestlé’s water extraction techniques are ruining the environment.

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal
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Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Dec 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,434 Views 56 Comments

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
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Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

Sep 11th 2017, 10:15 AM 20,383 Views 17 Comments

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced
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Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced

Jan 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 9,813 Views 10 Comments

Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.

Firefighters struggle to contain blaze after factory explosion kills at least 25 people
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Firefighters struggle to contain blaze after factory explosion kills at least 25 people

Sep 10th 2016, 2:03 PM 6,305 Views 4 Comments

Some 70 others were injured in the incident in Bangladesh, many critically.

Thieves stole a potentially lethal chemical from a Dublin vet
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Thieves stole a potentially lethal chemical from a Dublin vet

Aug 4th 2015, 7:42 PM 16,545 Views 17 Comments

The euthatal was taken last week.

A new injection could 'cure' double chins
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A new injection could 'cure' double chins

Jan 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 3,798 Views 4 Comments

Assuming you think a double chin is a terrible thing worth curing, obvs.

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Eight workers taken to hospital after chemical leak at Dublin plant

Jan 15th 2015, 7:52 PM 19,997 Views 4 Comments

The company has said it was a small localised leak and an investigation has now been launched.

No evidence 'deadly fake vodka' has arrived in Ireland but be careful what you buy
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No evidence 'deadly fake vodka' has arrived in Ireland but be careful what you buy

Dec 30th 2014, 5:35 PM 20,053 Views 29 Comments

Vodka with dangerous chemicals has been found in the UK and an Irish watchdog has said people in this party season should be vigilant about where they get their alcohol.

US study finds link between pesticides and autism
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US study finds link between pesticides and autism

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:02 PM 11,867 Views 37 Comments

The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

EPA accused by Senator of not acting on carcinogens released from Portlaoise plant
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EPA accused by Senator of not acting on carcinogens released from Portlaoise plant

Apr 11th 2014, 5:39 PM 9,290 Views 17 Comments

John Whelan says the EPA is ‘asleep at the wheel’.

25 children treated after chemical fumes incident at swimming pool
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25 children treated after chemical fumes incident at swimming pool

Mar 11th 2014, 2:05 PM 23,860 Views 17 Comments

Six children were transferred from the pool at NUI Maynooth to Crumlin and Tallaght Hospitals as a precautionary measure.

Toxins in everyday items linked with ADHD and other brain development disorders
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Toxins in everyday items linked with ADHD and other brain development disorders

Feb 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 19,025 Views 59 Comments

Experts say they are worried that children are being exposed to chemicals that are “silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviours, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies”.

Not to ruin your weekend, but your BBQ might give you cancer
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Not to ruin your weekend, but your BBQ might give you cancer

Jun 8th 2013, 8:30 AM 15,873 Views 77 Comments

Research shows that your barbcue may be cooking up some dangerous chemicals, but don’t worry, we have tips on how to avoid it.

Pregnant women 'should avoid ready meals, shower gel and new cars'
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Pregnant women 'should avoid ready meals, shower gel and new cars'

Jun 6th 2013, 10:12 AM 18,313 Views 50 Comments

The guidance from a group of obstetricians and gynaecologists in the UK has been widely criticised.

1 dead, 49 injured as 'toxic chemical' train derails in Belgium
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1 dead, 49 injured as 'toxic chemical' train derails in Belgium

May 5th 2013, 4:40 PM 8,825 Views 6 Comments

The freight train was carrying highly toxic chemicals when it derailed and exploded.

VIDEO: Live local TV news coverage of the Texas explosion
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VIDEO: Live local TV news coverage of the Texas explosion

Apr 18th 2013, 7:21 AM 12,429 Views 0 Comments

Watch live video from the local CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth as it covers the explosion at a chemical plant in West.

Several killed, and over 100 injured, in explosion at Texas fertiliser plant
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Several killed, and over 100 injured, in explosion at Texas fertiliser plant

Apr 18th 2013, 7:12 AM 22,418 Views 61 Comments

A fertiliser plant in West, Texas, exploded following a fire – damaging buildings several blocks away.

Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer
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Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer

Apr 9th 2013, 2:43 PM 10,173 Views 19 Comments

Bisphenol A is a common component of plastic bottles and the linings of food cans

Army called to Cavan school over unstable chemical
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Army called to Cavan school over unstable chemical

Oct 12th 2012, 8:14 PM 9,360 Views 22 Comments

The bomb disposal team was deployed to Loreto College in Cavan Town.

Potentially dangerous chemicals from stricken German ship head for Cork coast
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Potentially dangerous chemicals from stricken German ship head for Cork coast

Sep 15th 2012, 2:19 PM 8,327 Views 11 Comments

The containers are from the MSC Flaminia, which caught fire in the mid Atlantic in July.

EU brings in new rules on public awareness of industrial hazards
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EU brings in new rules on public awareness of industrial hazards

Aug 14th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,609 Views 8 Comments

Member states have to draw up emergency plans for areas surrounding industrial plants who work with large quantities of dangerous substances.

Garda warning after dangerous chemicals stolen from factory in Limerick
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Garda warning after dangerous chemicals stolen from factory in Limerick

Jul 20th 2012, 4:24 PM 6,147 Views 17 Comments

Two white drums of caustic soda – which is extremely dangerous if it is inhaled or touches skin – were stolen overnight.

Army team makes safe unstable chemicals at Dundalk IT
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Army team makes safe unstable chemicals at Dundalk IT

Jul 10th 2012, 5:55 PM 3,920 Views 8 Comments

The chemicals were found during a routine audit at DKIT this afternoon.

Bomb disposal team called to Thurles chemist after discovery of unstable acid
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Bomb disposal team called to Thurles chemist after discovery of unstable acid

Jun 7th 2012, 3:01 PM 3,357 Views 2 Comments

A controlled explosion was carried out on a quantity of the unstable Picric Acid.

Imports and exports down in February – CSO
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Imports and exports down in February – CSO

Apr 17th 2012, 2:30 PM 1,308 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s trade surplus declined by €197 million over the first two months of 2012, with both exports and imports falling.

Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything
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Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything

Apr 9th 2012, 6:00 PM 567 Views 50 Comments

In the past received wisdom was to blanket our fields in chemicals, writes Walter Ryan-Purcell – so what does that tell us for today?

Controlled explosion carried out at Dublin school
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Controlled explosion carried out at Dublin school

Feb 13th 2012, 3:11 PM 6,046 Views 9 Comments

It follows the discovery of an unstable chemical during a routine audit of a secondary school lab in Glasnevin earlier today.

Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions in Dublin and Cork schools
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Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions in Dublin and Cork schools

Sep 23rd 2011, 6:07 PM 2,954 Views 11 Comments

The Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to two secondary schools today after the same unstable chemical was found.

Controlled explosion carried out on chemicals in Celbridge
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Controlled explosion carried out on chemicals in Celbridge

Aug 30th 2011, 8:37 PM 610 Views 6 Comments

The Army Bomb Disposal team was called out to the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory today, following the discovery of unstable Picric Acid.

Army called in after unstable chemical found at Meath school
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Army called in after unstable chemical found at Meath school

Aug 5th 2011, 2:51 PM 1,445 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion after the chemical was discovered during a routine audit.

Army bomb disposal team deals with chemical at Tralee IT
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Army bomb disposal team deals with chemical at Tralee IT

Jul 8th 2011, 3:25 PM 744 Views 5 Comments

A small quantity of picric acid, which can become unstable over time, is found during a routine audit of chemicals.

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking
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Everything you ever needed to know about fracking

Jul 5th 2011, 7:06 PM 3,895 Views 24 Comments

‘Fracking’ could soon begin in Ireland after sparking angry protests all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about – and what is it?

Unstable acid made safe in Limerick by army bomb disposal team
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Unstable acid made safe in Limerick by army bomb disposal team

May 31st 2011, 3:02 PM 450 Views 0 Comments

The Defence Forces team carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Kilmallock this morning.

Chemical tanker brought to Brest after collision
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Chemical tanker brought to Brest after collision

Oct 9th 2010, 1:10 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

No pollution found as tanker carrying petroleum product collides with another tanker.