HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c322W
Mr. Wallace

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what cumulative volume of (a) high level, (b) intermediate level and (c) low level nuclear waste has been created by the operation of nuclear installations in Scotland.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information is not available in the form requested because much of the waste from the operation of Scottish nuclear installations arises at Sellafield when fuel is reprocessed and is not separately identifiable. However such waste is included in the national radioactivity waste inventory published in the annual reports of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee—RWMAC—which also contain information about the wastes being stored at Scottish nuclear installations.

In general, low level wastes are disposed of as they arise and the most recent information for Scottish sites is in the Scottish Development Department Statistical Bulletin No. 1/1986 — "Radioactive Waste Disposals from Nuclear Sites in Scotland: 1980 to 1984". The bulletin and the RWM AC reports are available in the Library.

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