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Nuclear Pollution

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how much has been levied in fines by the Nuclear Inspectorate against (a) companies, (b) local authorities and (c) individuals, with regard to incidences of pollution, broken down by the type of pollution incidence (i) in total, (ii) in each region and (iii) per fine, in each year since 1995; [99210]

(2) what assessment has been made or is planned of the effectiveness of fines levied by the Nuclear Inspectorate on polluters preventing (a) further incidences of pollution by the polluters and (b) incidences of pollution from others who have not previously polluted; what changes are planned; and if she will make a statement; [99211]

(3) how many (a) complaints, (b) court actions and (c) fines against the nuclear industry for problems related to (i) odours, (ii) water pollution, (iii) air pollution and (iv) human health impact, (A) in total, (B) in each region and (C) per site there have been in each year since 1995. [99212]

The DTI does not hold information broken down according to the categories set out in these questions with respect to complaints or court actions arising from instances or alleged instances of pollution and any ascribed effects on health.