HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 cc494-5W
Mr. Frank

Cook asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by what means he ensures that the licensed limits for activity and quantity of radioactive waste disposed of to air, land or water are adhered to in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Chris Patten

Disposals of radioactive waste are subject to controls under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960. The certificates of authorisation issued under it contain limitations and conditions designed to ensure that the effects of disposal are regulated in accordance with the internationally recommended standards of radiological safety. Officers appointed under the terms of the 1960 Act visit premises to check that conditions of authorisation are being complied with.

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