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Douglas Turner (Letters, 12 April) refers to “the massive costs that the UK taxpayer will have to bear to decommission the ageing generation of nuclear power stations”. Perhaps readers should be aware that these costs are already funded. The Nuclear Liabilities Fund has assets of £8.8 billion and that is assessed to be appropriate for decommissioning purposes. 

EdF, as the owner of nuclear stations in UK, currently contributes to the fund; the Central Electricity Generating Board and South of Scotland Electricity Board contributed to its predecessor.

In effect, customers have already funded the decommissioning and no further charges should be required.

Colin Gibson

Biggar, South Lanarkshire

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