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NUCLEAR WASTE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1351A1: tabled on 11 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Eddie McGrady on 21 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'system of' to end and add 'safe disposal of nuclear waste'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in 2000 described safety on the BNFL Sellafield site as only just tolerable; notes that the Royal Society has called for an urgent safety review of high and intermediate level waste management to take into account the possibility of extreme terrorist intervention; notes that British Energy has described reprocessing as an economic nonsense; notes that the Irish Government has called for Sellafield to be shut; notes that 1.3 million postcards were sent to the Prime Minister from the Irish public also calling for Sellafield to be shut; also notes that Norway's Prime Minister has called for an end to radioactive discharges from Sellafield; further notes that the Caribbean foreign ministers have called for an end to the transport of nuclear waste to and from Sellafield through the Caribbean Sea; recognises that the proposed establishment of a liabilities management agency represents and opportunity for the Government to rectify the problems caused by the nuclear industry over the past 50 years; and therefore calls upon the Government to bring a swift end to the reprocessing of spent nuclear waste fuel and to move speedily towards the establishment of a system of storage for spent nuclear waste fuel.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.