§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has had any 102W discussions with the Government of the Republic of Ireland about the dumping of nuclear waste in the seas and oceans to the west of the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitney
There have been no bilateral discussions with the Government of the Republic of Ireland on this subject. Both countries participated in the February meeting of the London dumping convention and in the OECD ad hoc international group in May where they exchanged their respective views. The OECD group concluded, however, that there was no case for a review of the ecological and environmental assessments relevant to sea disposal of radioactive waste in the north Atlantic before the scheduled OECD review in 1984.