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Nuclear Waste

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information his Department possesses as to the quantities of nuclear wastes dumped (a) in Hurd deep off Alderney and (b) the Beaufort dyke off Scotland and Northern Ireland by the United Kingdom; and if he will place in the Library copies of all reports on the disposal of radioactive waste in these two locations held by his Department. [39254]

No nuclear waste has been disposed of in the Beaufort dyke. Very low-level radioactive waste was disposed of in the Hurd deep from 1950 to 1963. Full details are contained in "Report of the Independent Review of Disposal of Radioactive Waste in there Northeast Atlantic" by Professor F. G. T. Holliday. This report was placed in the Library of the House on publication in 1984.