Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed has responded to the report of National Audit Office'Managing Risk Reduction at Sellafield'. He said:
Ruth Balogh is the Nuclear Issues Campaigner for West Cumbria and North Lakes For Friends of the Earth. She spoke to ITV Border about the report into Sellafield, she said:
"I welcome the breaking of the silence on this matter because there has been many criticisms from the nuclear installations inspectorate over the last 10 or 15 years about all of this this. There's been a silence about it so I think it's absolutely great that it's now out in the open.
"I would also say however that the managing radioactive safe project which is looking for a dee geological disposal facility should have embraced all of this from the very beginning, because this is all about managing radioactive waste safely in its broadest sense.
"What's happened is that it concentrated on deep geological disposal to the exclusion of the interim storage, which would have to happen anyway even if had a dump - which wouldn't be open for some decades.
"This stuff should be stored safely. And to be honest it would create a lot of much needed jobs to really tackle the business properly."
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have released a statement in response to a report by the Audit Office which reveals immense financial challenges ahead for the Sellafield site.
In it they welcome the report and congratulate the Audit Office on the quality of their work
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority own the Sellafield site which is run by Sellafield Limited.
Sellafield Ltd have responded to a report by the National Audit Office which warns of the immense financial and technical challenges that lie ahead in decommissioning the giant Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria. In a statement Sellafield Ltd said:
Jill Goldsmith from the National Audit Office compiled the report into managing risk at Sellafield, and acknowledged that a clearer plan was now in place to deal with the challenges, much work remained to be done over the coming decades:
The National Audit Office (NAO) is warning of the immense financial and technical challenges that lie ahead in decommissioning the giant Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria.
The NAO expresses particular concern over the time and costs involved in cleaning up highly radioactive material held in deteriorating legacy ponds and silos.