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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pollution of River Tolka.

Tuesday, 27 September 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 No. 1

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70.

Mr. P. Byrne: Information on Patrick Byrne Zoom on Patrick Byrne asked the Minister for Local Government the cause of recent pollution of the River Tolka; and what steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I understand from the sanitary authorities concerned that the cause of the recent pollution of the river Tolka could not be traced to any specific source. A temporary breakdown in a small automatic sewage pumping station at Corduff Bridge which is operated by the Dublin County Council may possibly have been a contributory factor at one stage. The necessary repairs to this plant were, however, carried out as expeditiously as possible.

In addition, I have been informed that action, under the Public Health Acts, to secure the abatement of nuisance has been taken by the sanitary authority against owners of property in a number of cases.


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