HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 c547W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will take a decision on the selection of prospective sites for the deep burial of long-lived radioactive wastes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

Responsibility for identifying potential sites for the disposal of intermediate level radioactive wastes rests with UK NIREX Ltd. Heat-generating wastes will be vitrified and stored for at least 50 years before disposal, so the question of site selection for these wastes does not currently arise.

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