AQW 1515/16-21

Mr Oliver McMullan
Sinn Féin
East Antrim

Tabled Date: 21/06/2016
Answered On Date: 07/07/2016
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (i) whether Biocide T was used in the test bore at Woodburn Forest; and (ii) to detail the dangers to the environment from this chemical.

In accordance with The Petroleum Production Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 as amended by the Petroleum Production (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, this information must be treated as Confidential and cannot be released for a period of 4 years.  
All chemicals pose a risk to the environment therefore their transport, use, handling, storage and disposal must be carefully managed to prevent linkages or pathways developing between chemical sources and environmental receptors, in which case the risk would be low or negligible.