Nuclear power is clean?

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

According to World Nuclear News [https://world-nuclear-news.org] in December 2020 the UK Government confirmed the status of nuclear as clean energy.

FoI request 1 of 3: Please kindly provide the full statement(s) by the government regarding nuclear power being 'clean' made from 2020 onwards.

FoI request 2 of 3: Please kindly provide the scientific sources viewed by the government making it conclude that nuclear power is 'clean'.

FoI request 3 of 3: Please kindly provide the amount of toxic nuclear waste produced by nuclear power stations in the year 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption.

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: EIR2022/06371

Dear Ms Hart

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 10th
March. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and
we will reply at the latest by 7th April.

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Information Rights & Records Unit

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Industrial Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET |
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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's handling of my FOI request 'Nuclear power is clean?'.

We understand there may be a delay in providing this information but as there have been no changes to the time limits at which we can request an internal review it must therefore be entered today.

You have breached Section 10 of the FoIA.
Section 10 of the Act sets out the time frames within which a public authority must respond to an FOIA request.

* It applies whenever the public authority has:
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You are also reminded it is the Information Commissioner who recommends internal reviews are requested when authorities fail to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. They state it is your chance to report on what went wrong and they see it as your opportunity to set things right.

You are under no legal obligation to complete an internal review, but it is considered 'good practice' to do so as it will help you to avoid further breaches. Should you inform us that you are not completing one, or claim there "is nothing to review", there is no further legal requirement for us to wait any longer. Be advised we would then pass the matter directly to the Information Commissioner.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS IR ref: IR2022/09624 Original FOI ref: EIR2022/06371

Dear Ms Hart

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on
20th April. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to
process.

In line with the Information Commissioners guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible. We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.

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Industrial Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET |
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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Ms Hart

Please find attached the Department's response to your Freedom of Information request, our reference EIR2022/06371. A response to your request for an internal review will be sent separately.

We apologise for the delay in sending you our response.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights & Records Unit at BEIS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights & Records Unit
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis | [email address] |

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Ms Hart

Please find attached the response to your Internal Review request, our reference IR2022/09624.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights and Records Unit at BEIS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights & Records Unit

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Upper Ground
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
www.gov.uk/beis