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Radioactive Waste

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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48.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made with the investigation of the feasibility of the disposal of radioactive waste below the seabed.

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the concept of emplacing intermediate-level wastes under the continental shelf, I understand that NIREX has now let two contracts for generic desk studies into the feasibility of systems that may be suitable for this purpose.