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Nuclear Waste, Russia

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he intends to make to the Russian Federation on the dumping of nuclear waste, from the Soviet fleet berthed at Murmansk, off the island of Novaya Zemlya.

The Government are concerned about environmental issues related to nuclear waste, and the operation and safety of nuclear plant in Russia. We have had discussions with the Russian Government already on these matters; and will ensure that our concerns about these recent reports are made clear to the Russian authorities.