§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek an early meeting with the chairman of the radioactive waste management advisory committee to discuss the proposals revealed by British Nuclear Fuels plc to the "European Nuclear Conference '90" in Lyons, on 25 September, to extend the capacity of the Drigg site in Cumbria to accommodate compacted radioactive waste presently earmarked for the repository being developed by UK Nirex Ltd.
§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the implications for current Government policy on the disposal of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) arising from the plans by British Nuclear Fuels plc to introduce a compaction plant for low-level waste, to be operational from 1993.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Government remain committed to the safe and early disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The compaction plant introduced by British Nuclear Fuels plc will enable it to extend the lifetime of the disposal site at Drigg, but this does not obviate the need for a repository to accommodate both low and intermediate-level radioactive waste.