HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 cc185-6W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the location and method of disposal of the contaminated soil removed from the Greenwich Millennium Experience site, indicating the tonnage involved; and what was the total cost to public funds of the site clearance. [33201]

Angela Eagle

The statutory remediation of the Greenwich Peninsula has been undertaken by British Gas as the original polluter. Following the completion of the statutory work English Partnerships has undertaken the development remediation to restore the site to a condition fit for its intended end use.

Contaminated soil which cannot be reused on site is disposed of at licensed landfill sites. The contractors employed by English Partnerships are responsible for selecting the location of the landfill sites and a number of different sites have been used. Around 200,000 tonnes of material from the site to be leased to the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) has been disposed of off-site.

The total cost of the remediation work carried out by English Partnerships on the NMEC site is £13.3 million, of which £3.4 million has been contributed by NMEC.