Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (699)

Seán Kyne

Question:

699. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Health if he will outline the procedures in place to ensure the safe disposal of hazardous waste, including radioactive material, from public and private hospitals here; and the steps open to citizens should they harbour concerns regarding the safety of such waste disposal. [32195/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I would like to advise the Deputy that I have no function in relation to the matter raised. Matters relating to hazardous waste are the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Matters relating to radiological safety come within the ambit of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). Both of these public authorities come under the auspices of the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.