Written Answers. - Health Testing.

Michael Ring

Question:

101 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children if tests were carried out in north Mayo following the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl; if so, if he will outline the details; if the tests are still being carried out; the monitoring or examination that has been done on the high levels of cancer in north Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10272/00]

Details of tests carried out in north Mayo after the Chernobyl incident and investigations of possible adverse health effects, including cancer, are a matter for the Western Health Board. I have written to the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the matter and reply directly to the Deputy.