HC Deb 17 June 1986 vol 99 c497W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will place in the Library a copy of any technical reports produced by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, the Central Electricity Generating Board, the South of Scotland Electricity Board or British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. which conclude in favour of reprocessing spent Magnox nuclear fuel on the ground of environmental safety; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

No technical reports specifically addressing the environmental safety of reprocessing spent Magnox fuel are available. My Department commissioned report DOE/RW/83.086 which reviews the environmental aspects of reprocessing oxide fuel. A copy will be placed in the Library of the House.