Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

ESB Networks: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois, Sinn Fein)
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Mr. Mulvaney says that the fluid did not leak into the canal, but it would require a lot of testing to ascertain that. We know that tens of thousands of litres leaked into the soil and into the area close to the canal. It is of great concern that the ESB is not able to state exactly when the leak was reported to the relevant authorities, either to a local authority, the EPA or the Department. That is a crucial issue and it appears that when the issues came to light that reporting did not happen.