asked the Minister for Transport and Power whether any record has been maintained of the number of oil seepages which have occurred since Whiddy oil terminal became operational.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Oil Seepages at Whiddy Island.
Only one oil spillage has occurred at the Whiddy oil terminal in respect of which a prosecution was taken under the Oil Pollution of the Sea Acts and a fine of £250 imposed.
My Department will maintain a record of such occurrences which I hope and believe will be very short indeed.