Magnox Reactors: Decommissioning

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Labour, Workington

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how long it will take to complete decommissioning of Magnox sites on current annual expenditure.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 30 June 2015

Under current plans, all Magnox sites will be rendered passively safe with the reactor structures in safe stores by 2028. Final clearance of the sites is planned from around 2080 onwards. End dates for the Magnox sites are published in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Strategy document. Annual expenditure at the Magnox sites is forecast to vary significantly over the duration of the decommissioning programme and is expected to decrease as the reactor structures move into safe store.

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