Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (90)

John Deasy

Question:

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.