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Toxic Waste

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the full report of the United States Environment Protection Agency into the toxic waste held in Wath upon Dearne concludes that the material must be handled with great care.

In sending forward a summary report and supporting analytical data, the Environment Protection Agency draws attention to the need to handle the material with care because of the presence of volatile organic compounds. The presence of such compounds was one of the reasons for transferring the waste into sealed drums—a task undertaken well before the Environment Protection Agency report became available.