£6bn overspend on nuclear clean-up at Sellafield

The latest cost of decommissioning at Sellafield has been set at nearly fifty billion pounds over the next century, according to figures from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

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Cost of decommissioning Sellafield nearly £50 billion

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."

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