Australia: Radioactive Waste:Written question - 45947

(Glasgow South)

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Asked on: 12 September 2016
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Australia: Radioactive Waste
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to stop the shipment of UK nuclear waste to Andnyamantha homelands in Australia up to 2020.
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 19 September 2016

There is a very small quantity of Australian owned radioactive waste currently stored in the UK. We anticipate that this will be returned to Australia in due course in line with contractual commitments. The location of any storage and disposal facilities for this waste will be a matter for the Australian authorities.

Any shipment of radioactive material out of the UK will comply with all relevant international laws and use ships which meet national and international requirements.

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