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Radioactive Waste

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made with regard to feasibility studies into the emplacement of radioactive waste under the seabed; and if he will make a statement.

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the concept of emplacing intermediate-level wastes under the continental shelf. I understand that NIREX has received tenders from five firms for a feasibility study of this concept and are considering them.