HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 cc504-5W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish a table for each of the United Kingdom reactor types(a) magnox, (b) advance gas-cooled reactor, (c) SGHWR, (d) EBR, (e) Harwell research reactors and (f) future pressurised water reactors, the annual quantities of nuclear waste arising in cubic metres from (i) reactor operation, (ii) reactor decommissioning and (iii) reprocessing activities in terms of spent fuel, high-level wastes, intermediate-level wastes and low-level wastes.

Mr. Michael Spicer

These are matters for the operators of the reactor types in question. I have asked the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board and the chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority to write to the hon. Member.

Mr. Frank Cook

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what proportions of the cost of decommissioning British Nuclear Fuels' magnox fuel reprocessing plant at Sellafield will be borne in part by each of the civil magnox nuclear power station operators; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The costs of decommissioning the Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will be shared between British Nuclear Fuels plc and other customers on the basis of the relevant share of usage of the facilities concerned.