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Dounreay Nuclear Plant

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps will be taken to eradicate the new areas of contamination in sea discharge tanks at the Dounreay nuclear plant. [14303]

[holding answer 3 November 1997]:I have been asked to reply.During routine monitoring of the Dounreay sea discharge tanks UKAEA discovered three small patches of low level radioactivity which they have now removed. I have been assured by the UKAEA that their monitoring arrangements will continue to ensure that there are no unauthorised discharges.