Harkin accuses ministers of septic tank misinformation

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin has hit out at two government ministers for blaming septic tanks for water pollution in Galway.

Speaking in Strasbourg today, Ms Harkin said both Minister Phil Hogan and Ruairi Quinn said the 2007 outbreak of cryptosporidium in Galway was down to septic tanks.

She says according to a report by the EPA - eighty four per cent of the urban waste water systems in County Galway failed EPA standards in 2007..............