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Nuclear Waste (Disposal)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what precise locations in Wales are currently being considered as possible sites for the dumping of nuclear waste.

There are no proposals for sites for the dumping of nuclear waste in Wales. The Government have announced a geological research programme into the possibility of disposing of radioactive waste underground. After any necessary preliminary reconnaissance, and subject to the grant of planning permission, this will involve drilling test boreholes, including some in Wales, but it is too soon to identify precisely where these will be. An announcement will be made of the sites before any reconnaissance takes place.