Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (77)

Seán Ryan

Question:

205 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when a decision will be made on the location of the proposed radioactive waste storage facility; if a shortlist of sites has been drawn up; if he will publish the shortlist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2881/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

I refer to my reply to Question No. 947 of 27 January 2004. The RPII and my Department have been exploring possible locations for a storage facility. A shortlist has not been developed and a suitable location has yet to be identified. Any such site will be subject to the normal planning approval process.