HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c79W
28. Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the survey of radioactive material transport packages which he commissioned from Nukem Nuclear Ltd. [85807]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The survey commissioned by my right hon. Friend the former Minister for Transport (Dr. Reid), has been completed and the report has been made freely available. The survey indicates that, while low levels of contamination exists on the surface of fuel flasks, there is no evidence of the high levels of contamination found elsewhere in Europe and there is no significant hazard presented to public safety by the levels of contamination found. Copies of the report will be placed in the Commons Library.