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Dublin: 20 °C Thursday 22 August, 2019

#Contamination

From TheJournal.ie UK and China included in global recall of baby formula over salmonella fears Lactalis

UK and China included in global recall of baby formula over salmonella fears

Lactalis has recalled nearly 7,000 tonnes of formula after over two dozen babies fell ill in France.

From TheJournal.ie Swimming ban extended at Loughshinny due to 'unacceptable levels of contamination' Dublin

Swimming ban extended at Loughshinny due to 'unacceptable levels of contamination'

The extended ban on swimming is likely to last at least 72 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Dogs are turning blue in Mumbai because of contaminated water Changing Colour

Dogs are turning blue in Mumbai because of contaminated water

A factory accused of dumping dye into a river in Mumbai where several dogs turned blue has been shut down.

From TheJournal.ie 15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine Contamination

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital Contamination

'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital

The CPE superbig was identified in Tallaght Hospital in mid-2015.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you recycle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you recycle?

Just one piece of contaminated packaging can ruin an entire recycling bin.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Many Of These Simple Recycling Facts Do You Know? Sponsored By Repak

QUIZ: How Many Of These Simple Recycling Facts Do You Know?

Think you’re fairly green? Let’s find out…

From TheJournal.ie Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches Pollution

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

The council said there was water overflow from a pump station due to heavy rainfall.

From TheJournal.ie Replacing lead pipes could cost affected homeowners up to €5,000 Contamination

Replacing lead pipes could cost affected homeowners up to €5,000

The government has announced a grant scheme to help low-income families to replace their pipes.

From TheJournal.ie 'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis Chernobyl

'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices Contamination

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices

A local councillor said it was “unacceptable” that the issues with water contamination was not fixed before the meters were put in.

From TheJournal.ie ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal Horsemeat

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal

The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.

From TheJournal.ie People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal Horse Meat

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal

The Food Safety Authority said that people are spending more time reading labels after the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected Bug

Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected

However the children’s hospital now says there’s a new group of seven children who may have been contaminated with a bug.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital HSE

HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital

It also said that a review has been undertaken to determine what, if any, risk may exist for other patients.

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean' Japan

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread Virus

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

From TheJournal.ie IKEA pulls 18,000 moose lasagnes over mislabelling worries Contamination

IKEA pulls 18,000 moose lasagnes over mislabelling worries

Traces of pork were found in the meal.

From TheJournal.ie Goodman: Horse DNA tests could be contaminated 'by the air' Horse Meat

Goodman: Horse DNA tests could be contaminated 'by the air'

The man behind Silvercrest Foods breaks his silence as Dutch authorities say they are investigating a possible source of DNA.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas meeting on horse burgers delayed by new findings Horse Meat

Oireachtas meeting on horse burgers delayed by new findings

TDs have decided to hold off on meeting to discuss the horse meat developments until all appropriate information is available.

From TheJournal.ie Source of contaminated beef burgers identified, says ABP Burgers

Source of contaminated beef burgers identified, says ABP

The company said it believed it had “established the source of the contaminated material to one of these two suppliers” following yesterday evening’s Department of Agriculture results,

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers?

An inquiry has been launched to find out why 10 beef burger products tested positive for horse DNA. Does this turn you off buying beef burgers?

From TheJournal.ie Two dead in explosion at Quebec pharmaceutical plant Explosion

Two dead in explosion at Quebec pharmaceutical plant

Officials have not yet confirmed the cause of the explosion in which 19 people were also injured.

From TheJournal.ie Oat bars recalled... over possible insect contamination Baby Food

Oat bars recalled... over possible insect contamination

The Annabel Karmel oaty chewy bars, which are aimed at children, are being taken off Tesco and Disney Store shelves.

From TheJournal.ie Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming Balbriggan

Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming

The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.

From TheJournal.ie Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results Cork Beaches

Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results

Water quality concerns sparked seven beach closures in Co Cork last week.

From TheJournal.ie Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use Water This post contains images

Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use

In photos: Tankers supply water as testing continues in St Lawrence district metre area of north Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes What The Frack?

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.

From TheJournal.ie Fuel detected in sea around capsized Costa Concordia Costa Concordia

Fuel detected in sea around capsized Costa Concordia

But it’s thought the substance is diesel from machinery aboard the stricken cruise ship – not the heavy fuel oil from its huge tanks.

From TheJournal.ie 1,500 without water as Limerick contamination 'worse than initially feared' Limerick

1,500 without water as Limerick contamination 'worse than initially feared'

Water tankers are in place in west Limerick after a volume of oil entered the river Deel on Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Council hopes to restore water supply after shut off in Limerick Limerick

Council hopes to restore water supply after shut off in Limerick

Some 1,500 households in Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden, Creeves and surrounding areas have had their water supply shut off overnight.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Don't eat raw bean sprouts: a warning from the Food Safety Authority Ecoli

Don't eat raw bean sprouts: a warning from the Food Safety Authority

Irish authorities say there is a concern that contaminated seeds are on the market, and have issued a warning against eating sprouted seeds.

From TheJournal.ie E.coli outbreak 'could last months' Ecoli

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'

The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.