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Energy: Nuclear Waste

Volume 696: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have replied to the letter dated 2 November to the head of the radioactive substances division of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from Greenpeace UK about the waste from any new-build reactors; and, if so, whether they will publish that reply. [HL35]

The letter from Greenpeace dated 2 November was a response to the consultation document Managing Radioactive Waste Safely: A Framework for Implementing Geological Disposal. It is not usual practice to respond to individual consultation responses.

We are currently analysing responses and a summary will be published. We expect the outcome of the consultation to be the basis for a White Paper policy statement during the first half of 2008.