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Nuclear Waste

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimates have been made of the health risks to the United Kingdom population from the proposal by British Nuclear Fuels for substitution of wastes equivalent to quantities of high-level waste.

The Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee's views were sought on the likely radiological and environmental impact for the United Kingdom of British Nuclear Fuels' proposals for waste substitution. As I have said in the answer I gave on 28 June to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith), Official Report, columns 387–88, RWMAC has been asked to do further work.