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Safety Of Magnox Nuclear Power Stations.

EDM number 97 in 1991-92, proposed by Paul Flynn on 07/11/1991.

That this House is convinced that the request by Nuclear Electric to the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate for a relaxation of operating procedures to allow reactor one at Trawsfynydd to restart is an attempt to erode existing safety margins; notes that this is the most severely corroded and embrittled reactor of the magnox system, and that especially vulnerable are the gas outlet valves, the failure of which could cause a sudden loss of pressure leading to a core collapse resulting in ignition of both fuel and graphite; welcomes the refusal of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to grant an operating licence to Hinkley A beyond the end of 1991; and calls for a thorough review of the safety of welds on the similar reactors of Bradwell, Dungeness A and Sizewell.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Paul Flynn07/11/1991Newport WestProposed
Harry Barnes08/11/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Dennis Skinner11/11/1991BolsoverSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie11/11/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Huw Edwards11/11/1991MonmouthSigned
Alan Wynne Williams11/11/1991CarmarthenSigned
Dawn Primarolo12/11/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Ian McCartney12/11/1991MakerfieldSigned
Frank Cook12/11/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe12/11/1991LeighSigned
Eric Illsley13/11/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Keith Vaz13/11/1991Leicester EastSigned
Jack Thompson13/11/1991WansbeckSigned
Keith Bradley13/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden13/11/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Terry Patchett13/11/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Eddie McGrady14/11/1991South DownSigned
Win Griffiths14/11/1991BridgendSigned
Denzil Davies19/11/1991LlanelliSigned
Martyn Jones20/11/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone20/11/1991Brent EastSigned
Michael Welsh21/11/1991Doncaster NorthSigned
Audrey Wise17/02/1992PrestonSigned

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