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UK Civil Plutonium and Uranium

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 122W, on UK civil plutonium and uranium, what the name is of the operator concerned; which nuclear plant is involved; and which bodies will conduct the independent verification and peer check in future. (118416)

[holding answer 2 February 2007]: The operator concerned, British Nuclear Group Sellafield Limited (BNGSL), will introduce its enhanced checking procedures as declared. The data compiled will be checked and verified by separate BNGSL personnel who are not involved in or influenced by the compilation activities and are therefore independent of the compilation process. The Department's UK Safeguards Office (UKSO) compiles the summary information provided by the operators and ensures that these are consistent with their and the European Commission's safeguards accounts.