Examination of Witnesses (Questions 60
MONDAY 10 JUNE 2002
60. What about domestic hazardous waste? Where
does that fit into this?
(Ms Hackitt) It is certainly not an issue that I am
familiar with. The proportion of domestic hazardous waste I recognise
would need to be dealt with in the long term, but in terms of
sorting out the vast bulk of the problem, industry and industry
producers and disposers are the ones who need to get together.
61. But you see this as positive and you want
to get on with it.
(Ms Hackitt) Yes.
62. Thank you very much indeed. There may well
be things that we want to come back to you on in due course, because
you have been our baptism of fire in getting into this very complex
area. We hope as part of our inquiry to go and look at some of
the practical aspects of hazardous waste disposal. Equally, if
there are things you think we ought to know about in the light
of our questioning, do feel free to let us have any supplementary
information. I thank all three of you for your kindness in coming
to talk to us this afternoon.
(Ms Hackitt) Thank you for listening. If we can offer
any opportunities for you to see real sites which are grappling
with this problem, we would be more than happy to arrange such
visits for you.