Nuclear waste trains (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3191
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you confirm that nuclear waste will continue to be transported through London during the period of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

Answer

Answer for Nuclear waste trains (1)

Answer for Nuclear waste trains (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The transportation of spent nuclear fuel through London by rail is undertaken by Direct Rail Services, a company owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency. This is regulated and monitored by the Government and therefore falls outside of my jurisdiction. I am therefore unable to confirm if nuclear waste will be transported through London during the 2012 Games. May I suggest your question is better placed to the Government?