HC Deb 09 May 1989 vol 152 cc397-8W
Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all the sites in Scotland which are licensed to dispose of(a) radioactive waste, (b) special waste and (c) clinical waste.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Sites currently approved by the Secretary of State for the disposal of low level radioactive waste in accordance with authorisations granted under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 are listed in the table.

Site Operator
Black Devon Tip Clackmannan District Council
Lower Polmaise Tip Stirling District Council
Balbarton Tip Kirkcaldy District Council
Ness Tip City of Aberdeen District Council
Braehead Tip City of Edinburgh District Council
East Saltoun Tip East Lothian District Council
Birdston Tip Strathkelvin District Council
Earnock Tip East Kilbride District Council
Cathkin Tip East Kilbride District Council
Kilgarth Tip City of Glasgow District Council
Summerston Tip City of Glasgow District Council
Riverside Tip City of Dundee District Council
Longman Tip Inverness District Council
Dalmacoulter Tip Monklands District Council
Melville Wood Tip North East Fife District Council

Under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 the districts and islands councils in Scotland are the licensing authorities for controlled waste which includes special and clinical waste. Licences, and resolutions in the case of a council's own operation, are not necessarily written in terms of special or clinical wastes. The disposal facilities listed in the table can dispose of wastes which could be regarded as special wastes or clinical wastes respectively. Municipal incinerators are not included in the lists as they have been covered by my reply today to the hon. Member on that subject.

Sites which may accept 'special waste'
Site Authority Area Material
Central Region
Kinneil Kerse Tip, Bo'ness Foreshore, Bo'ness Falkirk DC Asbestos and toxic industrial wastes
West Carron, Carron Road, Falkirk Falkirk DC Asbestos
Lower Polmaise, Fallin, Stirling Stirling DC Asbestos
Fife Region
East Forthar Farm, Kingskettle, Ladybank NE Fife DC Dyestuffs waste
Grampian Region
Little Clinterty, Clinterty, Aberdeen City of Aberdeen DC Some chemical wastes
Blackdog Farm (North). Bridge of Don Gordon DC Asbestos
Highland Region
Council Site, Brackletter, Spean Bridge Lochaber DC Asbestos

Site Authority Area Material
Nontox Ltd., Ardersier (Incinerator) Inverness DC Tar, Pitch, Bitumen, Asphalts, Paint Wastes
Lothian Region
Levenseat Landfill Ltd., Levenseat Quarry, Fauldhouse West Lothian Asbestos
Strathclyde Region
Stevenston Works Tip, Stevenston Cunninghame DC Chemical industry wastes
Greenoakhill Tip, Hamilton Road, Broomhouse, Glasgow City of Glasgow DC Major site for toxic waste
Craignaught Quarry, Dunlop Kilmarnock and Loudoun DC Asbestos
Lanarkshire Lagoons, Ravenscraig Works, Motherwell Motherwell DC Industrial sludges
Coke Ovens Area, Ravenscraig Works, Motherwell Motherwell DC Emergency disposal of coke manufacturing effluents into boreholes
Auchinlea North Motherwell DC Asbestos, paint wastes, industrial effluent treatment sludge, interceptor wastes, acid tars
Tweeniehills quarry, Kilarchan Renfrew DC Tanning wastes
Birdston, Kirkintilloch Strathkelvin DC Major site for toxic liquids and industrial wastes
Tayside Region
Lochead Farm Landfill Site, Forfar Angus DC Asbestos
Leysmill Quarry, Leysmill, Arbroath Angus DC Asbestos
Leoch and Fallows Quarries, Rosemill, Dundee City of Dundee DC Asbestos
Wellbank Quarry, Wellbank, Dundee City of Dundee DC Asbestos
Luncarty Bleachfield, Luncarty, Perth Perth and Kinross DC Bleachworks residues
Shetland Islands
Sullom Voe Terminal, Calback Ness, Shetland Islands Shetland Islands Council Oil contaminated soil

Sites which may accept clinical waste
Site Authority Area Clinical Waste
Component Authorised
Kinneil Kerse Tip, Foreshore, Bo'ness Falkirk DC Veterinary wastes
Lochead Tip, Wellwood, Dunfermline Dunfermline DC Veterinary wastes
Melville Wood, Ladybank, Fife North East Fife DC Animal Carcasses (Prior Arrangement)
Westburn Lane, St. Andrew's, Fife (Incinerator) North East Fife DC Medical, surgical, veterinary wastes. Carcasses and flesh
Greenoakhill Tip, Glasgow, Strathclyde City of Glasgow DC Medical wastes