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,
"...It was always the case that cost estimates for the complex projects associated with decommissioning Sellafield’s historic waste facilities would increase as these projects mature and our understanding increases."
More top news
Dry, warm and sunny with sea breezes. Isolated heavy showers by evening and overnight, although many areas will escape
Inspectors have surveyed almost two thousand miles of roads across the region to identify the damage.
Air strikes in Syria - and challenges for the parties ahead of the local elections