Dáil Éireann - Volume 606 - 04 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Asbestos Remediation.
Mr. F. McGrath Mr. F. McGrath
547. Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will provide advice and support for homes with asbestos pipes (details supplied); and if he will work with other Departments on this public health issue. [26391/05]
Mr. Roche Mr. Roche
Mr. Roche:The details of this case might be more appropriately raised with Dublin City Council. As a general rule, my Department understands that water supply service connections to individual dwellings do not use asbestos cement pipes, which are of large diameter.
An information leaflet entitled Asbestos in your Home, AP6, is available from ENFO, my Department’s public information service on environmental matters. It is available on the ENFO website, www.enfo.ie. This includes advice on the maintenance of asbestos materials, and their removal and disposal. The leaflet advises the public to contact the Health and Safety Authority to obtain information about the handling and use of asbestos. Relevant advice on the disposal of asbestos would also be available on request from local authorities and the EPA.
Dáil Éireann 606 Written Answers. Asbestos Remediation.