Nuclear Power Stations: Plutonium

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many tonnes of plutonium he estimates are awaiting disposal at UK nuclear sites.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Office for Nuclear Regulation publish annually the UK's holdings of civil plutonium. The figures as of December 2010 show the UK is holding 114.8 tonnes of which 28.0 tonnes belong to overseas reprocessing customers.

These figures can be found at:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/nuclear/safeguards/civilplut10.htm

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