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Radioactive Material

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many train journeys carrying nuclear waste there were in (a) Brent, (b) London and (c) England in the last 12 months; and how much waste was transported in each case. (89155)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department for Transport does not hold this information. The transport of radioactive material by rail is a highly regulated activity that is carried out in accordance with stringent national and international regulations. The intention of the regulatory system is to ensure that these shipments are safe irrespective of the route chosen.