Sunday, 10 June 2012

Failure to ensure the preservation of the minutes of the  central MOD Committee concerned with Radioactive Waste Management for the  period 1975 to 1985.

This is the MOD response to a recent FOI request concerning radioactive waste

"Thank you for your email of 4 May 2012 requesting release of the minutes of the central MOD Committee concerned with Radioactive Waste Management for the period 1975 to 1985. Your request is being treated as a request under the Freedom  of Information Act 2000.  

We are writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, the information you requested is not held by the Ministry of Defence for the period you have requested."

The response points out in the clearest terms that MOD has failed to ensure the retention of key information for the period  1975 to 1985 about the way in which radioactive waste has been managed and disposed of. It may also mean that key information about policy and standards may have been lost including records relating to MODs involvement with NIREX.

Reference  JSP 392 Vol 1 Chp 7 Jan 2008 MOD Radioactive Waste Working Group

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