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What's that smell? The 10 places in Ireland with most complaints about their odour

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The EPA have released the figures for the most complained about smelly sites in Ireland
The EPA have released the figures for the most complained about smelly sites in Ireland

The Environmental Protection Agency have published the 10 most comlained about smelly places in Ireland.

In total, 750 complaints about smell were made to the EPA in 2014 and these are the Top 10.

Those 10 sites accounted for 70 per cent of the complaints received.

In addition, three places were prosecuted for odour nuisance, with court fines and costs in excess of €28,000 imposed on these companies.

In the EPA release, Gerard O’Leary, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said,

“People living near industrial and waste sites should not be exposed to nuisance odour or noise. Historically, waste management activities were the dominant source of odour complaints received by the EPA. However, the Food & Drink sector now accounts for 40 per cent of all odour complaints and 64 per cent of all noise complaints. The EPA will continue to use enforcement powers to bring the operators of these facilities into line and ensure they improve their environmental performance and achieve compliance with their licence requirements.”

If you want to look at the entire report, it is available on the EPA website here.