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Porton Down (Waste)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what quantities of waste from Porton Down have been sent to Re-Chem plants at Bonnybridge and Pontypool for disposal since 1975.

Available records show that since 1975 the chemical defence establishment Porton Down has sent waste to the Re-Chem plant at Pontypool for disposal under contract on one occasion, in 1983. The material comprised 30 tonnes of solid waste, in the form of salt of phosphoric acid. No waste has been sent to the Bonnybridge plant.