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The chairman of the consortium running the Sellafield nuclear site has described the task of the running of the site as "unprecedented."
Nuclear Management Partners today announced its intention to continue the management of the site until at least 2019.
– Tom Zarges, Chairman of Nuclear Management Partners
“The task at Sellafield is unprecedented.
"We have learnt an enormous amount about the challenges of the site and the areas that we need to focus on looking forward.
"We believe we are well placed to build on our progress to date and deliver improved performance in the next period.”
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Baroness Verma, has released a statement expressing the Government's support for Nuclear Management Partners' extension of its management contract at Sellafield.
– Baroness Verma
“Sellafield remains the Government’s top priority in our nuclear decommissioning programme.
"We support this decision to extend the contract which will build on skills and expertise at the site and the progress made so far.”
It has been announced today that the consortium running the Sellafield nuclear site will be allowed to continue its role.
Nuclear Management Partners had been accused of mismanagement and wasting public money earlier this year.
However, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced that the consortium will have its contract extended for a second five year period.
An announcement on who will manage the Sellafield nuclear site from next year is expected to be made later today.
The site is currently being run by Nuclear Management Partners, but that organisation was criticised earlier in the year by MPs and the National Audit Office.
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A student from Liverpool has no memories of her life up to the age of 19. Stevie-Louise McGuiness spent five days in a coma after developing Sepsis a life threatening blood infection. She recovered but has almost no memory.
A student from Liverpool has no memories of her life up to the age of 19. Stevie-Louise McGuiness spent five days in a coma after developing a blood infection. She recovered, but with almost no memory.