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Windscale (Radiation Hazards)

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in view of the fact that caesium isotopes currently contribute more radiation to the public than any other from Wind-scale, if he will seek to put an immediate specific limit on the amounts of caesium 134 and 137 that the plant may put out.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in order to ensure compliance with any recommendations which the new inspectorate proposed under recommendation 6 of the Parker Report may make, he will seek to give the inspectorate the power to restrict plant working or enforce temporary closure if permitted limits are exceeded, until improvements have been made to bring the emissions within the limits.