§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give an indication of how far radioactive discharges have been reduced at Sellafield over recent years.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Liquid discharges from Sellafield were reduced by 93 per cent. for alpha emitters and 98 per cent. for beta emitters between 1978 and 1986 as a result of BNFL's massive investment in waste management plant. The level of discharges will be further reduced when the current investment programme is completed in the early 1990s.