§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations he has had with Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution on the environmental side-effects of burning Orimulsion and very heavy residual fuel oil in Pembroke power station, with and without flue gas desulphurisation.
§ Mr. Grist
I understand that discussions have taken place betwen Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution and National Power about the possibility of burning heavy residual fuel oil at Pembroke power station. I am told that no changes to the required standards of emissions for particulate matter (including smoke) or sulphur dioxide from those resulting from current fuel would be permitted by the inspectorate. The question of flue gas desulphurisation does not arise under these circumstances.
No proposals to burn Orimulsion have been made to date.