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Radioactive waste from United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority establishments can only be disposed of with the authority of my right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Minister of Housing and Local Government or the Secretary of State for Scotland. The approval of my right hon. Friends the Minister of Transport or the President of the Board of Trade, according to the method of transport, is required for the movement of radioactive waste in certain cases. Port authorities need to be notified in advance of the movement of some classes of goods.
The reports derive from Russia, and I think my hon. Friend will be aware that, as was pointed out in the article, Russia did far more to pollute the oceans by her last series of dirty hydrogen bomb tests than centuries of carefully controlled dumping could do.