EAC 22.09.04

Nuclear Materials (B30, Sellafield)

The Environmental Audit Committee has recently written to the Department of Trade and Industry, BNFL, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and the EU Commission expressing its concern about the Commission’s decision to refer the UK Government to the European Court of Justice regarding the Government’s apparent failure to present a satisfactory action plan for accounting for nuclear materials stored at the B30 facility at Sellafield.  The Committee has requested further information from all of these parties on the matter.  The Committee will then be deciding, depending on the responses received, whether to take this matter further.

For further information please contact the Chairman of the Committee, Peter Ainsworth MP, on 07887 997838.