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Nuclear Submarine Reactors

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his policy on disposal sites for decommissioned nuclear submarine reactors.

No decisions have been taken about the disposal of reactor compartments from decommissioned nuclear submarines. If it were necessary to develop a site for their disposal, the House would be informed. Normal planning procedures would apply to a proposal for such a development.