HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c389W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what quantities of depleted uranium owned by(a) British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, (b) United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, and (c) foreign customers are currently stored at Sellafield, Chapelcross and Dounreay sites, respectively.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Stocks of civil depleted uranium held under safeguards and resulting from the reprocessing of civil magnox fuel or the operation of enrichment plants by British Nuclear Fuels plc are held at a number of sites. The total quantities are:

Uranium tonnes
Sellafield 100
Chapelcross 5,000
Dounreay 50

A further 18,400 tonnes u of such material are held at Capenhurst and 6,200 tonnes u at Springfields.

Some 20 per cent. of the stocks held at BNFL sites are owned by BNFL and some 5 per cent. by its overseas customers. The BNFL stocks include some 50 tonnes u owned by the authority. Almost all the material held at Dounreay is owned by the UKAEA.

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