§ Mr. Jim Lester
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether nuclear wastes from power stations is transported through Nottinghamshire; and in what form.
§ Mr. Carmichael
I have been asked to reply.
Nuclear wastes from power stations are transported by road and rail to the British Nuclear Fuel's processing factory at Windscale. Routes are not specified, but generally the shortest route is chosen by the power station. The wastes, in the form of irradiated canned uranium fuel rods, are transported under water in massive 50-ton steel packages specially designed to withstand severe transport accidents, including fire, without leakage.