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Clyde Naval Base: Radioactive Waste

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 753W, on radioactive waste: waste management, if he will introduce an annual review of compliance with best practice of arrangements for the handling, movement, processing, storage and disposal of radioactive waste at HM Naval Base, Clyde, Faslane. (288295)

Management of radioactive waste at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde is carried out in accordance with a comprehensive set of requirements, both statutory and those derived from MOD policy, including authorisation conditions (ACs) imposed by the Department’s Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator. These ACs require an annual review to be carried out for all nuclear facilities, including the two facilities that deal with radioactive waste: the Active Processing Facility and the Radioactive Effluent Disposal Facility.