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Nuclear Waste

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Prime Minister if he will include in his discussions with the Japanese Government in September the issue of the storage in Britain of nuclear waste resulting from the reprocessing of Japanese nuclear fuel at Sellafield.

[holding answer 25 June 1993]: This matter is already dealt with in the contracts between British Nuclear Fuels plc and its Japanese customers and in the existing inter-governmental letters between the United Kingdom and Japan. Since 1976, BNFL's contracts for the reprocessing of overseas spent fuel have contained options for the return of wastes. The Government intend that these options will be exercised and wastes returned.