Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (342)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

342. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will confirm that quarries (details supplied) are among those which have been brought to the attention of the Pyrite Resolution Board as having sold infill which contained heave-inducing pyrite. [11634/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The Pyrite Panel stated in its report that five quarries had been identified to it as “possible sources” of the hardcore used in dwellings displaying signs of pyritic heave. The report did not name the quarries, nor would it have been appropriate for it to do so; no information was passed on to my Department in relation to the quarries identified to the Pyrite Panel. In the absence of conclusive evidence establishing traceability it is not appropriate for my Department or the Pyrite Resolution Board to speculate on the source of hardcore which has caused pyritic heave.