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Nuclear Reactors

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Government have any plans for the construction of a fast breeder reactor or an atomic power station in County Down or any other part of the Province.

No. The Northern Ireland Electricity Service has done considerable preliminary work on options for nuclear plant, but there are no specific plans for its introduction, bearing in mind that the completion of the Kilroot Power Station should enable the service to meet demand until at least 1990 and that there are other options for further increments in capacity which are under consideration.