Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th September 2022.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his most recent estimate is of the cost of decommissioning the existing nuclear sites within the remit of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; when that estimate was made; and when he next plans to review that estimate.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Nuclear Provision is updated by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) as part of its Annual Report. The Nuclear Provision represents the best estimate of the NDA’s long-term mission to decommission its nuclear sites. The latest estimate is £149bn undiscounted (£237bn in present value terms).

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