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Plutonium (Handling And Storage Costs)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the total cost at current prices of plutonium handling and storage in each of the last 20 years.

The cost of handling and storing the plutonium arising from the Magnox power station programme is very small and is not separately identified within the price charged to the generating boards for reprocessing spent fuel.