HC Deb 03 July 1968 vol 767 cc251-2W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Minister of Technology, what is the cost so far of the breakdown of the Atomic Energy Authority's reactor at Chapelcross; and what is the total period for which the reactor is estimated to be out of action; and what is the expected final cost of the breakdown.

Dr. Bray

The Atomic Energy Authority estimate the cost of repairs on No. 2 reactor has been £150,000 and the loss in electricity sales at just over £1 million. The reactor is likely to be out of action for some months and the final cost of the breakdown cannot be forecast. Further repairs will cost about £10,000 per month with a loss of electricity sales of £90.000 per month. The other three reactors continue to operate at their normal high load factor of about 94 per cent. and the station's overall load factor, with one reactor out of commission, has been 70 per cent.

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