§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give the quantity of stocks of depleted uranium held by BNFL at (a) Sellafield, (b) Capenhurst and (c) Springfields.
§ Mr. Goodlad
The quantity of depleted uranium resulting from the reprocessing of civil magnox fuel and the operations of enrichment plants for civil purposes and stored by BNFL is as follows:
Uranium tonnes Sellafield 300 Capenhurst 16,000 Springfields 5,000
A further 5,200 tonnes are held at Chapelcross. All this depleted uranium is subject to international safeguards.