Dáil Éireann - Volume 445 - 11 October, 1994
Written Answers. - Radon Detection.
Ms McManus Ms McManus
253. Ms McManus asked the Minister for the Environment the plans, if any, he has to establish one authority to have overall responsibility for the problem of radon gas; and if he will introduce grant-aid for people who are affected by contamination of radon. [645/94]
Minister for the Environment (Mr. M. Smith) Michael Smith
Minister for the Environment (Mr. M. Smith): The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, a body under the aegis of the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications, is responsible for radon detection and measurement and for the provision of advice on such matters.
Remedial action to deal with unacceptable levels of radon in buildings is a matter primarily for the property owners concerned; the environmental research unit of my Department has published an advisory booklet in this regard.
Dáil Éireann 445 Written Answers. Radon Detection.