§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give full details of all contracts awarded in the last year by Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution to private consultants, university departments and other bodies, and include the value of each contract, the research/analysis to be undertaken and the duration of the contract.
§ Mr. Trippier
The research contracts listed in the table were commissioned by Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution during the year ending 30 June 1990.
In addition, a number of short-term consultancy contracts were awarded during the same period by Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution.7W
Contractor Contract value (excluding VAT) £ Duration (months) Area of work NERC 295,000 24 Nature and complexing properties of humic substances NERC 380,000 12 Colloid migration studies ANS 18,880 6 Management options for organic liquid waste UKAEA 119,368 31 Radioactivity in air and rainwater Laboratory of Government Chemist 306,321 39 Radiochemical analysis of drinking water supplies ICI Tracerco 143,299 39 Radiochemical analysis of private water supplies NRPB 186,500 38 Radiochemical analysis of effluents ICI Tracerco 293,856 39 Environmental radioactivity monitoring programme UKAEA 85,100 45 Assessment and reporting of environmental monitoring programmes UKAEA 49,100 12 Artificial radioactivity in tide-washed pastures Electrowatt 144,812 11 United Kingdom radioactive waste inventory UKAEA 28,800 6 Pollution control at chemical incineration works Environmental Resources 35,080 6 Pollution control at large glass works Warren Spring Laboratory 32,500 6 Pollution control at municipal incineration works Cremer & Warner 28,100 6 Pollution control at hospital incineration UKAEA 160,000 12 Microbial aspects of gas generation Clayton, Bostock Hill and Rigby 25,500 6 Pollution control at sewage sludge incineration works National Nuclear 41,500 12 Liquid effluent treatment UKAEA 22,600 4 Review of organic material in radioactive wastes INTERA-ECL 28,704 4 Data requirements for groundwater modelling W. S. Atkins 74,500 9 Thermodynamic detabase and geochemical modelling NRPB 20,000 24 Development of atmospheric dispersion model UKAEA 328,220 24 Testing of models for colloid transport UKAEA 86,700 11 Technetium removal from aqueous effluents UKAEA 30,000 11 Effects of radiation on wasteforms UKAEA 76,800 11 Treatment of complexed radionuclides University of Aberdeen 326,460 11 Effect of elevated temperatures on cement in radioactive waste isolation UKAEA 240,000 10 Actinide sorption on geological materials INTERA-ECL 39,000 10 Methodology for assessing disposal of wastes WRC 38,612 5 Sewage sludge BPEO study British Ceramic 24,500 6 Monitoring of coke oven emissions IMPEL 20,400 7 Assessing industrial process emissions