HC Deb 08 December 1976 vol 922 cc222-3W
44. Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what safeguards he proposes taking to ensure that radioactivity from the additional nuclear waste processing in Cumbria does not have an adverse environmental effect on the coastline and sea off North Wales.

Mr. Shore

The radioactive wastes discharged to the environment would be subject to authorisation by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and myself under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960. We should want to be satisfied not only that the total discharges were within internationally accepted levels but that they were as far below these levels as was reasonably practicable.

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