Written Answers. - Acid Rainfall.

Alan Shatter


336 Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Tourism and Transport whether the Meteorological Service has monitored, throughout the course of 1990, the level of acid rainfall in the State; if such monitoring ceased; if so, the date and the reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The Meteorological Service has continued its full programme of acid rainfall monitoring during 1990. It carries out analysis of rainfall samples on a regular basis from a spread of meteorological stations throughout the country.

The acid rainfall measurements are made available on a regular basis to the Department of the Environment.