§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the Welsh ports that received toxic waste in each year since 1987, the quantity of such waste imported, the composition of the waste and the country of origin and ultimate destination of the waste.
§ Mr. Grist
The information is available in the detail requested only since the introduction of the Transfrontier Shipment of Hazardous Waste Regulations 1988. Provisional figures for imports of hazardous wastes through Welsh ports in the year to 31 March 1990 are as follows. Figures for types of waste imported through individual ports are not readily available in a concise form.
Imports of hazardous waste 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990 via ports in Wales By country of origin Tonnes Holyhead Ireland 156 Newport
By country of origin Tonnes Austria 53 Germany 146 Ireland 468 Spain 239 Switzerland 409 Total Newport 1,314 Swansea Greece 5 Total 1,475
Imports of hazardous waste 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990 via ports in Wales Waste disposal authority of destination Tonnes Holyhead Cheshire CC 54 Greater Manchester 92 Torfaen BC 10 Total Holyhead 156 Newport East Sussex CC 48 Greater Manchester 357 Hampshire CC 108 Nottinghamshire CC 22 Torfaen BC 779 Total Newport 1,314 Swansea Torfaen BC 5 Total 1,475
Imports of hazardous waste 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990 via ports in Wales By type of waste Tonnes Organic acids and related compounds 44 Alkalis 116 Toxic Metal Compounds 23 Metal Oxides 182 Inorganic Compounds 83 Organic Compounds excluding PCBs 74 PCBs/PCB contaminated material 484 Polymeric material and precursors 36 Fine Chemicals and Biocides 99 Miscellaneous Chemical Waste 252 Filter Materials, Treatment Sludge and Contaminated Rubbish 9 Interceptor Wastes, Tars, Paint, Dyes and Pigments 63 Miscellaneous Wastes 8 Total 1,475