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Windscale

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) when he expects to receive the report of the Health and Safety Executive into the radiation leak at Wind-scale first discovered on 10 October 1976; and why this leak has not yet been stopped;

  • (2) what further reports into the operations at Windscale he expects to receive, and when, from the Health and Safety Executive;
  • (3) what discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive concerning British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. over a second radiation leak at Windscale; and what action he intends to take;
  • (4) what is his assessment of the danger to the public caused by the radiation leaks at Windscale; and if he will make a statement.