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Nuclear Installations Inspectorate: Sellafield

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to grant consent to operate the MOX plant at Sellafield. (205228)

The nuclear installations inspectorate (NII) has not yet identified a date for granting a consent to operate the Sellafield MOX plant (SMP) facility. Sellafield Ltd., as holder of the site licence and responsibility for safety on the site, will formally request a consent to operate the MOX plant from the NII when it believes that a satisfactory demonstration of successful commissioning has been achieved and an appropriate safety case submitted in support of the application.