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Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much plutonium 500MW and 1000MW (a) magnox, (b) advanced gas-cooled reactor and (c) pressure water reactor stations would produce annually.

Assuming a station of 1000 MW(E) operating continuously, I am advised that the plutonium produced in irradiated fuel elements each year would be some

On the same assumption, the amounts from a station of 500 MW(E) would be approximately half these quantities.