Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1514)

Seán Haughey

Question:

1514. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if research studies have been carried out by a Department or the Environmental Protection Agency on the environmental impact and health risks of power plants; if a study of same has been carried out at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35612/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Environmental Protection Agency undertakes a range of regulatory tasks relating to the licensing, permitting, consenting or certification of activities that could have an impact on the environment or on human health. In this context, the Agency is the competent authority for granting and enforcing industrial and waste licences and undertakes an annual programme of audits and inspections of EPA-licensed facilities. Further information in this regard is available on the Agency's website at www.epa.ie As this matter comes within the remit of the Agency, the Minister has no function in relation to the licencing or oversight of the facilities referred to in the Deputy’s question.

Question No. 1515 answered with Question No. 1501.