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Sewage Sludge (Dumping)

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated cost of ending the dumping of sewage sludge at sea for each water authority in England and Wales for each year to 1998.

We have begun discussions with the sewerage undertakers concerned to work out the details of the necessary programmes of work required to end sludge dumping at sea by 1998. The time scales of these programmes and their associated costs will depend on the particular circumstances in each undertaker's area.