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Nuclear Research and Technology (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Viscount Hanworth: ...profit from an abundant supply of nuclear fuel—the stock of plutonium residing in the UK. In this way, what has long been regarded as a nuclear hazard would become a major asset. The problem of radioactive waste is not an inevitable accompaniment of nuclear power generation. It affects the fast reactors to a much lesser extent than the conventional second- and third-generation reactors,...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Chris Green: ...the contribution it made, was fantastic. Unfortunately, some aspects of the issue, as we have heard today, are actually a little more disturbing. The way the debate is going on medical isotopes—radioactive isotopes for cancer and other medical treatments—has been extraordinary, given that it is absolutely clear that this does not form part of the Bill. The impact of leaving Euratom...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Radioactive Waste: Australia (12 Oct 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the total volume of UK-generated radioactive waste that will be sent to Australia's proposed national radioactive waste facility; what the origins are of the waste that will be returned to Australia for disposal in that facility; and what the level of radioactivity is of all the waste that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: AWE Aldermaston (25 Sep 2017)

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: ...why the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston has been placed on special measures for the fourth year running; whether the AWE has produced a plan for dealing with high levels of radioactive waste; if not, why not; and whether they have made an assessment of the extent to which any failure to do so puts staff and residents in the area surrounding that establishment at risk.

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Sep 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...and very helpful points. My noble friend Lord Ridley exposed some of the misinformation in the press about what leaving Euratom really means. It will not mean that the UK loses access to radioactive isotopes for medical use. I refer to that because I thought his speech was exemplary in giving detail on those matters. Euratom is one of the separation issues being discussed. They are...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Exiting the European Union: Publications on the UK’s future partnership with the EU (6 Sep 2017)

David Davis: ...Ireland (16 August); Confidentiality and access to documents (21 August); and Continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK (21 August). The technical notes are: Spent fuel and radioactive waste (28 August); Existing contracts for the supply of nuclear material (28 August); Functionality and Protocol 7 (28 August); and The comparison of EU-UK positions on citizens' rights...

Update on the Progress of EU Exit Negotiations - Statement (5 Sep 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...post exit. With respect to nuclear materials and safeguards, we held discussions on the need to resolve issues around the ownership of special fissile material and the responsibility for radioactive waste and spent fuel held both here and there. We reiterated a strong mutual interest in ensuring that the UK and the Euratom community continue to work closely together in the future as part...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Sep 2017)

David Davis: ...shared information post-exit. With respect to nuclear materials, we held discussions on the need to resolve issues relating to the ownership of special fissile material, and the responsibility for radioactive waste and spent fuel held both here and there. We reiterated—this is important—a strong mutual interest in ensuring that the UK and the European Atomic Energy Community, or...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Radioactive Materials: Imports (25 Jul 2017)

Chi Onwurah: ..., Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that (a) nuclear power plants, (b) research facilities and (c) hospitals will continue to be able to import radioactive materials after the UK has left the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Euratom (24 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 10 July 2017 The UK imports a wide variety of radioactive isotopes for medical use. These include radioisotopes used for medical imaging of cancers and for cancer therapy. As medical radio-isotopes are not special fissile material, they are not subject to international safeguards and their availability in the UK should not be impacted by withdrawal from...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cancer (24 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 17 July 2017 The UK imports a wide variety of radioactive isotopes for medical use. These include radioisotopes used for medical imaging of cancers and for cancer therapy. As medical radio-isotopes are not special fissile material, they are not subject to international safeguards and their availability in the UK should not be impacted by withdrawal from...

Euratom - Question for Short Debate (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...Lords may have read, medical radio-isotopes are not classed as special fissile material and are not subject to nuclear safeguards. Put frankly, you cannot build a nuclear weapon out of medical radioactive material. They are not part of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which is the driver of our nuclear safeguards regime. In addition, Euratom places no restrictions on the export of...

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ..., which they were talking about for Bradwell. They are also developing, as are other countries, technologies for using the molten salt methods, which provide much more passive cooling and much less radioactive and much safer forms of nuclear energy generation. They are safer and quicker and they may be, although this is yet to be proven, cheaper. What we are talking about are rows of...

Deregulation: Public Services and Health and Safety - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ...have reacted to improve things. My enthusiasm for regulation, which will come out, was slightly blemished by the threat of prosecution by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency when my radioactive rabbits escaped, but apart from that, I believe that regulation is good for society and good for good business. It is vital that we have the right level of government regulation to protect...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nuclear Weapons: Safety (13 Jul 2017)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks to (1) the public, and (2) the environment, from the radioactive contamination of marshland adjacent to the Atomic Weapons Establishment following flooding in July 1989; and how that assessment has affected current policy.

Brexit: Risks to NHS Sustainability - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2017)

Lord Clark of Windermere: ...could”—restrict the UK’s access to radioisotopes, which are critical to scans and treatment for cancer. It is as serious as that. We do not have reactors in this country capable of producing radioactive isotopes. We import them largely from France, Germany and Holland, and the control and safety monitoring of those isotopes is carried out by Euratom. By cutting our links with...

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Second Reading (12 Jul 2017)

Lord Callanan: ...3 of Schedule 3 allows for prohibitions and restrictions on this. There may be exceptions regarding everyday appliances such as smoke detectors, which routinely use small quantities of technically radioactive material. We do not believe that the Bill engages obligations to produce an environmental impact assessment. Environmental impacts are heavily correlated with the type, frequency and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law (7 Jul 2017)

George Eustice: ...are: Directive Title 2013/51/EURATOM Directive 2013/51/EURATOM of 22 October 2013 laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption. 2014/97/EU Commission Implementing Directive 2014/97/EU of 15 October 2014 implementing Council Directive 2008/90/EC as regards the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land: Contamination (27 Jun 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...a specific use as listed under section (2) of the Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006 are designated as special sites, and include sites that are affecting controlled waters or contain radioactive material.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power: Regulation (19 Apr 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...s Government, in the light of the decision to withdraw from Euratom, what is their timetable for implementation of alternative arrangements for the regulation of civil nuclear power generation and radioactive waste management in the UK.


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