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Nuclear Waste Transportation, Wolverhampton

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what method there is of warning persons living near a railway line carrying trains loaded with nuclear waste materials in transit through Wolverhampton in the event of an accident or emergency.

The arrangements for the transport of irradiated nuclear fuel by rail include procedures for expert assistance to be made available in the event of an accident or emergency involving a train carrying these materials. The police would also be notified as necessary. If, on the basis of expert advice, it was considered necessary for any warning to be given to the public, this would be given by the police.