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Radioactive Waste

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if it is proposed to extend the duty to accept radioactive wastes to all or any of the operators of landfill refuse sites.

Under section 9(5) of the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 there is a duty on a waste disposal authority to accept radioactive waste on a refuse disposal site specified in an authorisation for disposal of that waste granted by the relevant Minister under section 6 of the Act. There is no plan at present to extend this statutory duty to operators of private waste disposal sites.