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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Japan (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for protecting United Kingdom consumers from the risk of radioactively contaminated food being imported from Fukushima in Japan. The FSA oversees risk-based controls to ensure food is safe, and regularly assesses safety data on radiation levels to ensure UK consumers are protected. The FSA is satisfied that the current risk is very low and the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Nuclear Installations (8 Jul 2019)

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there are leaks of radioactive waste from the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre in Dimona.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Infrastructure Update (4 Jul 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: It provides clean energy to our homes and businesses and will continue to play an important role as we transition to a low carbon economy. We also have a long history of using radioactive materials to treat and diagnose serious illnesses, to deliver research and development and to help deliver industrial processes. Radioactive waste is created from a variety of sources...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning (3 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: soon as practicable. Good progress has been made and the initial phase of dismantling of the first submarine, SWIFTSURE, has been completed. Work continues on the removal of low level radioactive waste from the second boat, RESOLUTION. We expect to have a fully developed process for steady state disposal ready by 2026. In parallel, we continue to examine techniques and processes that...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Radioactive Waste (28 Jun 2019)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental effects of the dumping of radioactive waste in Hurd Deep and Atlantic Deep as detailed in the Ministry of Defence archived document entitled British Isles Explosive Dumping Grounds.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Report on Implementing Geological Disposal (27 Jun 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: response to a recommendation by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. Geological disposal is the Government’s policy for the long-term management of the higher activity radioactive waste that has accumulated over many decades through the use of nuclear technology in industry, medicine and to generate clean electricity. Today the Government is publishing its eighth...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Explosives: Waste Disposal (25 Jun 2019)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her Department monitors radiation levels around the radioactive waste disposal site at Hurd Deep.

Policy-making: Future Generations’ Interests - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Rees of Ludlow: office building with a 30-year lifetime would use. As a parenthesis, stimulated by the noble Lord, Lord Judd, I note that there is one policy context where a zero discount rate is applied: to radioactive waste disposal, where the depositories are required to prevent leakage for at least 10,000 years. That is somewhat ironic, given that we cannot plan the rest of energy policy even 30...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Policy (15 May 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: ...Euratom. The Nuclear Safeguards (Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Nuclear Safeguards (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have been made. This means that Government has put in place all legislation needed ahead of the UK leaving Euratom to ensure that it can now...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay (14 May 2019)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 241447 on Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay, what those works will entail; what residents of Dalgety Bay and the surrounding area can expect in terms of disruption to their lives; and what visual remediation will take place on site at the end of each period of works.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Motion to Take Note (2 May 2019)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton: ...recent technological breakthroughs in superconducting magnetic fields, in which the UK is a pioneer, and plasma physics, we may see this. The great advantage of fusion is that it will not produce radioactive waste, mentioned by other noble Lords. Indeed, the technology will eventually safely reprocess waste, which is one reason why I am so interested in this advanced technology. I am...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Stewart McDonald: hon. Friend agree that for all the glossy words of the Environment Secretary, what is needed is for Departments to work together? As she knows, Dalgety Bay beach in Scotland is still covered in radioactive particles, and the Ministry of Defence has dithered and delayed on this. Does she agree that that needs to be addressed urgently; that it cannot wait until next year, as seems to be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay (15 Apr 2019)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what radiation remediation works have so far been carried out at Dalgety Bay; what further works are planned ;and when the works are expected to be complete.

Parental Rights (Rapists) and Family Courts: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent (10 Apr 2019)

Stewart McDonald: a responsible nuclear power at risk. The MOD has not decommissioned a single submarine successfully since 1980, twice as many are currently in storage as are in service, nine still contain radioactive fuel, seven have been in storage for longer than they were in service and no submarines have been defuelled in the last 15 years. It is a total failure, and the liability costs estimated...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Dounreay (10 Apr 2019)

Stuart Andrew: There was no measurable change in the alpha emitting particulate discharge from the Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE). There was a measurable increase in the already very low levels of radioactive noble gases discharged; however, all discharges remained well below the levels authorised by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. The Shore Test Facility reactor at the NRTE ceased...

NATO - Motion to Take Note (2 Apr 2019)

Lord Judd: ...and the repression of opposition. We have to think of the town of Salisbury, here in our midst, and of London. This was not just a ruthless, cruel attempted assassination, but a trail of radioactive substances across our country and capital, putting our own people at risk. We are not dealing with a comfortable third nation when dealing with Russia under Putin. We have to be resolute and...

Permitted Development and Shale Gas Exploration (28 Mar 2019)

Geraint Davies: ...will know that millions of gallons of water with hundreds of toxic chemicals used as lubricants are pumped into the ground, and half of it then has to come back. Often it is carcinogenic or even radioactive. We simply do not have the infrastructure to treat that water; we have nowhere to put it, as they do in the United States. President Bush bypassed the clean air and clean water...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radioisotopes (28 Mar 2019)

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of leaving the EU without an agreement on the UK’s ability to access (a) radioactive isotopes to diagnose and treat breast cancer and (b) other such medical materials.

Leaving the EU: Health and Social Care — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

Julie Cooper: ...steps are in place to ensure an uninterrupted supply. People, including those who rely on insulin, are legitimately worried. Breast cancer care organisations have raised the issue of access to radioactive isotopes needed in the vital treatment of breast cancer. It would be irresponsible of them not to raise that. It is extremely worrying, given that we have only 10 days until the UK leaves...

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) (18 Mar 2019)

...and Fukushima Restrictions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 4 February, be approved. That the draft Food and Feed (Maximum Permitted Levels of Radioactive Contamination) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 4 February, be approved.

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