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Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether exchanges of expertise and technology for the disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste take place between the UK and France. (201238)

Collaboration with France on nuclear power is already well established, and with the commitment to new nuclear in the UK there is now greater scope to reap the benefits. At the recent UK/French summit one of the issues discussed was the scope for exchange of staff and information on waste management between the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its French counterpart. A bilateral agreement between NDA and ANDRA (the French waste management organisation) will be signed in the coming weeks.