Dáil Éireann - Volume 605 - 28 June, 2005

Written Answers - Waste Management.

  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]

  Mr. Roche: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.

  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]

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