Certain industrial activities require a permit from local authorities as laid out under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010.
The Environmental Protection Team deal with pollution of air, land and some watercourses, as well as statutory nuisance complaints, such as noise and odour.
In rural areas many householders have an oil tank for their heating supplies. Oil leaks can occur which can be very costly and difficult to clean up.
Natural radiation exists due to materials present in the earth and particles arriving from outer space. Artificial radiation is caused by man made processes.
Radon is a gas which naturally occurs in certain rocks, such as granite, and some building materials.