Radioactive waste Hilsea Lines

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Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Could please provide me with the information you hold about the radioactive waste buried at Hilsea Lines. I have attached an extract from Hansard that may be of help

Hansard 9 Feb 1998 : Column: 72

Radioactive Waste

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what years Army personnel from 43 Command Workshop were ordered to dispose of low grade radioactive waste at Hilsea, Portsmouth; and what plans are available relating to the disposal. [27881]

Mr. Spellar: Army personnel from 43 Command Workshop disposed of low grade radioactive waste at Hilsea lines during 1978. Records dating from 1977 for this work are held in MOD files. The burial of the waste at Hilsea lines was approved by the Radiochemical Inspectorate of the then Department of the Environment. The Inspectorate then granted unrestricted access to the sites. Maps showing the locations at Hilsea lines of the buried waste were passed by the Ministry of Defence to the Property Services Agency of the Department of the Environment

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Fred Dawson

Thank you for your request for information about Radioactive Waste buried at Hilsea Lines, which we received on 17 October. We have handled your request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs).

I have established that the information that you have requested is not held by Defra. The Radiochemical Inspectorate mentioned in the Hansard extract that you provided is now the Environment Agency, which will have taken over relevant case files on its creation.

However, under our duty to advise and assist applicants in pursuance of regulation 9, I can confirm that the information should be held by the Environment Agency (EA), which can be contacted at [email address]. Alternatively, we can transfer your request to the EA but before doing so we need your permission to notify it of your name and contact details. If you agree to this, please either sign and return to me the declaration at the foot of this letter or email me at the address below, quoting the reference number and date of this letter and stating that you authorize the transfer of your information request

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Dear Helpline, Defra (CCU),

would you please transfer my request to the EA

You have my permission to notify the EA of my name and contact details.

Yours sincerely,

Fred WP Dawson

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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for the deaf and hard of hearing: 0845 300 1998).

The Defra website contains a lot of information about Defra’s work that
maybe of interest.  Some of our popular pages are:

•       Travelling with Pets
[1]http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pe...

•       Bovine TB Eradication Programme for England (including information
about badger control)
[2]http://www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/...

•       Fishing (including Common Fisheries Policy)
[3]http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/mari...

•       Keeping Chickens
[4]http://www.defra.gov.uk/food-farm/animal...

•       Flooding [5]http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/floo...

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Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) both require that you receive a reply
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limited circumstances.

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WT Enquiries,

Dear Mr Dawson
 
Thank you for your e-mail which was received by this office on 1 November,
2011.  The DEFRA team passed your enquiry and contact details to us having
received your permission on 31 October, 2011.  This enquiry has been
logged under our reference WT/ 2825.
 
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WT Enquiries,

Dear Mr Dawson
 
I refer to my acknowledgement email of 3 November, 2011.
 
We are handling this request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIRs).  However the information you require is very
large and will take more than 18 hours to complete.  I  would ask that you
please narrow down your request by being more specific about the
information you require. 
 
If you would like to discuss this with either me or one of our Radioactive
Substances Regulation Officers.  I would be grateful if you could let us
have your contact details.
 
With regards
 
Melinda Crosfield
External Relations Officer
Planning and Corporate Services
West Thames
 
Direct Dial : 01491 828511
 
Environment Agency, Red Kite House, Howbery Park,
Wallingford, OX10 8BD 
 
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ISO-accredited CEMARS standard. This recognises the great work that we
have done to manage and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions over the last
three years.
 
 
 

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Dear WT Enquiries,

I would be happy if you supplied the Ordnance survey map reference of the centre of the burial site accurate to 20 metres or latitude and longitude to similar accuracy.

Yours sincerely,

Fred WP Dawson

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Dear Mr Dawson

Thank you for your email of 17 November.

Please find attached my letter and associated attachments including our Standard Notice.

With regards

Melinda Crosfield
External Relations Officer
Planning and Corporate Services
West Thames

Direct Dial : 01491 828511

Environment Agency, Red Kite House, Howbery Park,
Wallingford, OX10 8BD

Here at the Environment Agency we have recently been awarded the ISO-accredited CEMARS standard. This recognises the great work that we have done to manage and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions over the last three years.

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