Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1471)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

1471. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the radiation measurements taken in County Donegal in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster have been retained by his Department; and if so, if he will make them available to the public. [36477/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Between 1973 and 1992, the Nuclear Energy Board (NEB) was the organisation in Ireland responsible for matters relating to ionising radiation, including any radiation measurements taken in the aftermath of the Chernobyl incident.

Those functions are now the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the retention of specific records and their publication is solely a matter for the Agency.

A report on the effects of Chernobyl on Ireland is available on the EPA's website at http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/radiation/chernobylitseffectonireland.html.