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SELLAFIELD AND IRELAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 817: tabled on 16 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes the Economic and Social Research Institute's (ESRI) report, entitled The Potential Economic Impact of a Nuclear Incident - An Irish Case Study, published on 23 November 2016; further notes that the ESRI report was commissioned by the Irish Government's Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government; recognises with concern the conclusions of the report, which found that a nuclear accident in Britain could cause up to 161 billion Euro in economic damage to Ireland; renews calls on the Government to urgently improve safety standards at the Sellafield nuclear site whilst accelerating the decommissioning of nuclear waste at the site; and further calls on the Government to suspend all new nuclear projects until such time as a sustainable solution for existing nuclear waste is established.