Wednesday, 20 September 1995
Dáil Éireann Debate
131. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for the Environment the present position regarding toxic waste disposal; his views on whether a toxic waste facility is necessary; the consultation that will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12622/95]
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): It has already been determined, following a full review, that Government assistance will not be provided for a contract hazardous waste incineration facility.
However, the solid waste management sub-programme of the Operational Programme for Environmental  Services 1994-1999 provides for cofinanced investment of some £10 million in other hazardous waste infrastructure. Grant assistance for specific proposals will be considered when the Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a national waste management plan — which will involve public consultation — as envisaged by the Waste Bill, 1995.
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