HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 cc183-4W
Mr. Rost

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what evidence his Department has of pollution risk to water supplies or other health hazards from toxic waste deposited at Stanton road, Sandiacre, Pewit tip, Manners avenue, Ilkeston, and Long Eaton refuse tip, all in Derbyshire; what monitoring by pollution control authorities has been undertaken; and what information or advice has been given to Erewash local authority.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

[holding answer 9 February 1990]: In 1972–73, a desk study commissioned by my Department suggested that the sites presented the following potential risk to groundwater:

  1. (a) Stanton road, Sandiacre—no recorded information;
  2. (b) Pewit tip, Manners avenue, Ilkeston—some (risk) to minor (aquifer);
  3. (c) Long Eaton refuse tip, Meadows lane—serious (risk) to minor (aquifer).

This information was passed to the local authority and water authority to assist them in their regulatory function.

My Department has no evidence that the sites are presenting a risk to water supplies or public health.