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Radioactive Waste

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the processing of nuclear waste in the light of the decision taken in Washington that Energy Research and Development Agency has been acting unconstitutionally in its negotiations with Great Britain.

I understand that the National Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and other bodies jointly have filed with ERDA a rule-making petition asking that the recently-granted approvals of spent fuel transfer—which will enable United States-origin fuel to be reprocessed outside the United States—be rescinded. I am advised that this matter is sub judice in the United States.