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Olympic Games 2012: Contaminated Waste

Volume 696: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the area to the north of the Stratford International railway station, which is due to form part of the Olympic village, was previously used as a waste disposal site for contaminated radiation material from London hospitals; and, if so, what steps they have taken to eliminate any related risk. [HL234]

We have been informed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), which is leading on the remediation of the Olympic park site, that current records and desktop investigations have revealed no specific evidence of hospital waste of any type being dumped in any of the sites north of the Stratford International station which comprise the site of the Olympic village.

The ODA is aware of a former unlicensed tip that was located to the north-east of the Stratford International station and is constantly vigilant to the potential remediation challenges of the site. Any significant findings will be recorded and reported and appropriate remediation undertaken.