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Chernobyl (Farms)

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many farms in Wales are still affected by the radioactive fall out from the 1986 Chernobyl accident; and what land area they cover. [111365]

There are currently 359 holdings in Wales within the restricted area with 180,000 sheep under restriction arising from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

There are no details of the total land area under restriction because not all the land attributed to a holding is necessarily under restriction. The areas affected are mountain grazings, the farm low land is generally free from restrictions.