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Toxic Waste (Storage)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration is being given to proposals for the storage of nuclear or toxic waste off the North sea coast utilising existing coal mines as means of ingress; and if he will make it his policy not to adopt such proposals.

My right hon. Friend is not aware of any proposals to store radioactive or toxic waste off the North sea coast with access via existing coal mines. We have no policy to adopt such proposals.