Tuesday, 28 June 2005

Ceisteanna (823, 824)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

829 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if any guidelines have been issued by his Department in respect of the location of landfill sites with particular reference to the need to eliminate the possibility of ground water pollution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22775/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

My Department has not issued guidelines on the location of landfill facilities. All landfills are now required to be licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which is precluded from granting such a licence unless it is satisfied that the facility concerned will not cause environmental pollution.

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

830 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of illegal dumps that have to date been identified; the action taken or proposed in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22776/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 305 and 306 of 18 May 2005. The position is unchanged.