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Nuclear Facilities

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will list those nuclear facilities in states not party to the non-proliferation treaty that are considered a high proliferation risk by the Government.

We are concerned about any significant nuclear facility which is not subject to International Atomic Energy Authority safeguards in any non-nuclear weapon state which is not a party to the non-proliferation treaty. We are particularly concerned about unsafeguarded enrichment or reprocessing facilities in such countries. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, facilities of this kind exist or are under construction in the following countries:

CountryFacility
ArgentinaUranium Enrichment Plant and Re-processing Plant.
IndiaRe-processing plants.
IsraelRe-processing plant.
PakistanUranium Enrichment Plant and Re-processing Plants.
South AfricaUranium Enrichment Plants.