§ Mr. Eadie
In the United Kingdom British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. (BNFL) operates a plant at Windscale with a nominal capacity of 1,500 tonnes a year, and plans for expansion to some 3,500 tonnes in the 1980s are under consideration.
Commercial reprocessing facilities are also available in France from plants at Marcoule and La Hague and in the Federal Republic of Germany from the plant at Karlsruhe. I understand that the total reprocessing capacity currently available in the United Kingdom, France and the Federal Republic of Germany is about 3,000 tonnes per annum.
The British, French and German operators co-ordinate their investments through a jointly owned company, United Reprocessors GmbH and I understand that they plan to expand their joint capacity to about 8,000 tonnes a year by the second half of the 1980s. There are also small reprocessing plants at Mol in Belgium and Saluggia in Italy but neither of these is at present operating commercially.