§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many sites in England are authorised to discharge radioactive liquid waste to the public sewer.
§ Mr. Howard
[holding answer 11 July 1989]: There are 808 premises in England which are currently authorised under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 to discharge liquid radioactive waste. the authorisations prescribe discharges into drainage systems, which include public sewers. All authorisations contain strict conditions, including the quantities of radioactive liquid that may be discharged.