Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (90)

John Deasy


77 Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he intends to take action with regard to illegal dumping in County Wicklow resulting in a reported loss of €20 million to the taxpayer due to the necessity to re-route planned new roads as a direct result of this illegal dumping. [27573/04]

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

Enforcement action, including the taking of legal proceedings, in particular cases is a matter for the relevant local authority and the office of environmental enforcement. I have no function with regard to individual cases and as such it would not be appropriate for me to comment. On a more general level, I will be issuing statutory guidance to local authorities regarding the question of remediation of sites which have been the subject of unauthorised waste activities.