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5315: EU ISSUES WARNING TO IRELAND ON SAFE DRINKING WATER

Wednesday 25 July 2018
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The European Commission has issued a warning to the Irish Government to improve the safety of drinking water.

It follows recent data showing that water in certain Irish counties has excessive amounts of a substance called Trihalomethane.

The chemical is a by-product of chlorine when used to disinfect water.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin says counties Kerry, Wicklow and Donegal are the worst affected.

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