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Nuclear Waste

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the cost of disposing of the nuclear waste resulting from (a) British Energy’s nuclear power stations and (b) the Ministry of Defence’s nuclear weapons and nuclear- powered craft. (100440)

The NDA assess British Energy’s estimated costs for decommissioning and radioactive waste disposal each year (as set out in British Energy’s annual liabilities report). This is consistent with the figures reported in British Energy’s annual report and accounts.

The Ministry of Defence will provide details in due course after further investigation, when the Minister will respond in writing.