To ask the Minister for Health if he will outline the procedures in place to ensure the safe disposal of hazardous waste, including radioactive material, from both public and private hospitals here; and the steps open to a citizen should they harbour concerns regarding the safety of such waste disposal.
Seán Kyne T.D.
I would like to advise the Deputy that I have no function in relation to the matter raised. Matters relating to hazardous waste are the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Matters relating to radiological safety come within the ambit of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). Both of these public authorities come under the auspices of the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.