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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has released a report estimating that it could cost nearly fifty billion pounds to decommission the site at Sellafield over the next 100 years.
The authority say that while this is a six billion pound increase upon last year's figure,
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has published its latest financial accounts and has revealed that the cost of cleaning up Sellafield nuclear plant in West Cumbria was nearly six billion pounds over its estimate for last year.
The authority described the decommissioning of Sellafield as "one of its most challenging environmental restoration projects."
Last year, nuclear management partners - who were awarded the contract, were heavily criticised for initial overspend on the clean up project.
The latest cost of decommissioning at Sellafield is due to be released today.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will present the figures to Parliament.
There has already been severe criticism of previous over-spends, which have put up the costs to 70 billion pounds.