HC Deb 08 December 1988 vol 143 c330W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what volumes of carbon dioxide gas(a) in pure form and (b) radioactively contaminated have been discharged from each of the Central Electricity Generating Board magnox advanced gas-cooled reactor and nuclear plants, respectively, in each year since 1979; and if he will list in the Official Report the volumes and dates of the gas releases;

(2) what estimate he has made of the contribution to the greenhouse effect of gas build-up from carbon dioxide released from the coolant circuits of nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Michael Spicer

These are matters for the CEGB. I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what will be the cost to public funds of decommissioning the nuclear plants at Calderhall and Chapelcross.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The decommissioning of the nuclear power plants at Calderhall and Chapelcross is the responsibility of the operator, British Nuclear Fuels plc. To the extent that Government programmes have benefited from the operation of these plants Government will contribute an appropriate share towards the costs of decommissioning.

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