§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many sites in Wales are licensed for the disposal of radioactive wastes; what is the exact location of each of these sites; who owns them; when their current licences are due for renewal; and whether any of the sites that have been licensed are as yet unused.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
There are no sites in Wales licensed for the disposal of radioactive wastes. Authorisations for the disposal of radioactive waste issued by the Welsh Office under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 relate only to the disposal of those wastes from specified premises. Authorisation under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 are not given unless the Radiochemical inspectorate is fully satisfied that the proposed method of disposal is safe and appropriate for the wastes in question.