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Nuclear Power Stations

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy when the current programme of advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power stations is likely to be completed.

I am advised by the CEGB that its latest estimate for completion of the current AGR programme is late 1979, when the second reactor at Heysham power station is due to be commissioned.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what annual tonnage of spent fuel will arise from the operation of the advanced gas-cooled reactor power stations when fully operational.

From about 200 to 300 tonnes per annum once all the five AGR stations are commissioned, depending on operating programmes.