HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 c80W
71. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Works whether, in view of the proximity of the Hurd Deep to the Channel Islands, he will ask the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority to cease using these waters for the dumping of any atomic waste and arrange for it to be dumped into the Atlantic where there is no danger of any of it drifting on to coasts or important fisheries.

Mr. Birch

The Hurd Deeps are used only for the disposal of waste of low activity. This would be quickly dispersed and diluted to an extent indistinguishable from the radioactivity present in the sea.