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MEPs say 'No' to export of nuclear waste

June 24, 2011 2:18 PM

MEPs today voted against a proposal to allow the export of nuclear waste to countries outside the EU.

The Leader of the UK Liberal Democrat delegation in the European parliament and energy expert, Fiona Hall MEP, said:

"Nuclear waste is a problem we cannot simply wish to go away. Instead, we need to deal with it in the most responsible way possible.

"That means making sure that nuclear waste remains under EU control and scrutiny.

"Once nuclear waste is outside European borders we cannot guarantee how it is managed.

"This is why the export of radioactive waste to third countries must be banned."