§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the present estimated cost of maintaining Lake Trawsfynydd in a condition sufficient to minimise 233W future radiation exposure of people nearby, following the closure of Trawsfynydd nuclear power station; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Nuclear Electric owns the lake and is responsible for maintaining it to the required standards. The costs of the Government's monitoring programme will be only a small part of the total cost of maintaining the lake—and are wholly recoverable from Nuclear Electric.