HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c770W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many sites in the United Kingdom specialise in the disposal of radioactive materials. [128106]

Mr. Morley

Disposal of radioactive waste in the UK is regulated by the Environment Agency in England and Wales, the Environment and Heritage Service of the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland.

BNFL's Drigg site in Cumbria specialises in the disposal of low-level solid radioactive waste from Sellafield and other UK sites. Around 850 sites in England and Wales are authorised to dispose of low and very low-level radioactive waste under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993.