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:
"We welcome the report and are pleased that the NAO recognise the globally unique challenge we are facing in cleaning up and decommissioning the site.
"In their report the NAO also highlight a number of areas for improvement, mainly focusedaround the project management scope of work, which equates to around a quarter of ourannual budget.
"This is a problem we have recognised, and we have already taken steps to strengthen ourapproach, both in terms of how we manage projects as a whole and how we develop better,more beneficial relationships with the supply chain."
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