First quarter of 2000

Nuclear safety and the future of BNFL

David Chaytor, MP, has put down a new "Early Day Motion" (EDM 539) in the UK House of Commons. The earlier one, EDM 323, now has 99 signatures.

Submitted 15 March 2000

[Posted 23/03/2000]

That this House is extremely concerned by the contents of the three reports by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate on management practices and safety at Sellafield; notes that the NII states that safety at Sellafield is only just tolerable; also notes that, following the falsification of data relating to MOX fuel supplied to Japan, the Japanese Government has blocked any further imports of MOX fuel from Britain; further notes that the German Government's policy on phasing out nuclear power will result in no new reprocessing contracts with Britain; recognises the uncertainty facing the long-term future of BNFL; and therefore calls on the Government to clarify the situation by stating unequivocally that the future of BNFL lies in becoming a world leader in nuclear clean-up, decommissioning, waste management and plutonium immobilisation technologies, and that the current contracts for reprocessing spent fuel should be renegotiated into contracts for dry storage.

[Chaytor David] [Austin John] [Baker Norman] [Barnes Harry] [Brake Tom] [Cable Vincent] [Chapman Sydney] [Clarke Eric] [Corbyn Jeremy] [Cotter Brian] [Cox Tom] [Cryer Ann] [Cunliffe Lawrence] [Dismore Andrew] [Dobbin Jim] [Etherington Bill] [Fearn Ronni] [Flynn Paul] [George Andrew] [Godman Norman A] [Hancock Mike] [Jones Jenny] [Jones Lynne] [Livsey Richard] [Llwyd Elfyn] [McWalter Tony] [Michie Bill] [Prentice Gordon] [Rendel/David] [Sawford Phil] [Simpson Alan] [Skinner Dennis] [Smith Llew] [Stunell Andrew] [Taylor David] [Vis Rudi] [Walley Joan] [Wigley Dafydd] [Williams Alan W]

39 signatures as of thursday 23 March, 2000

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