The merger brings together the committed and dedicated staff of the EPA and RPII to create a strong scientific organisation which will continue to place the same high value on both environmental and radiological protection.
The EPA mission statement has changed to reflect the wider scope of its work, functions and responsibilities: The EPA mission statement is:
"To protect and improve the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. To protect our people and the environment from harmful effects of radiation and pollution."
The EPA website www.epa.ie has also changed. It now includes a new dedicated section about radiological protection.
Ireland is an observer to WENRA and does not have any nuclear power plants.