HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c512W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the Magnox reactors will require decommissioning; and what method the industry proposes to use to handle the waste involved.

Mr. Goodlad

I have been asked to reply.

The earliest Magnox stations in England and Wales are expected to remain operational at least until the early 1990s. Decommissioning of these stations will not give rise to highly active waste. Most of the radioactivity will be contained in the spent fuel which will be sent for reprocessing in the normal way. The procedures used in decommissioning will ensure that all waste materials are transported and disposed of in a properly controlled manner in accordance with authorisations under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960.