§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list the occasions since 1974 when soil has been removed from sites in the vicinity of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd plants and transported to radioactive waste dumps of the type of Drigg in Cumbria.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
In 1975 a small amount of soil in a roadside field was contaminated when a drum fell of a lorry and spilled uranium oxide powder; this soil was taken to BNFL's Springfield works, and subsequently to Drigg. In 1980, soil was removed following a leak of radioactive liquor from an effluent pipeline serving Springfields, but it was retained on the Springfield site.