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Nuclear Reactors

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to how many nuclear reactors are situated within 250 miles of the United Kingdom; in which countries; and what intergovernmental machinery exists for consultation on their environmental impact and for notification of accidents.

According to "Nuclear Power in Western Europe; Status Report for 1986" published by

Water Authority1980–811981–821982–831983–841984–851985–86
per cent.per cent.per cent.per cent.per cent.per cent.
North West6·24·92·10·82·98·3
Severn Trent4·04·12·5-1·10·06·9
South West5·11·20·73·51·26·6
English Averages:6·53·93·52·71·76·3
Firm figures for 1986–87 cannot yet be given, as inflation for the year is not yet known. if the increase in RPI is 3½ per cent., in line with FSBR forecasts for 1986 Q4 and 1987 Q2, the average real increase will be about 4·3 per cent.