HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c46W
32. Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will initiate joint studies between the electricity authorities and the water authorities as to the feasibility and relevant costs of incorporating desalination plants into the total design of new coastal sited nuclear power stations.

Mr. Benn

Such an initiative is, in the first instance, a matter for the organisations concerned. Available studies suggest that this form of desalination is not yet an economic proposition in the United Kingdom.

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