£110bn for UK nuclear clean

Kate McCann
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THE BILL for cleaning up the UK’s nuclear waste has reached an estimated £110bn, according to a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The figure represents a £6.6m increase on bill quoted in last year’s annual report, owning to the way the clean up costs are calculated and a rise in the cost of the Sellafield plant in Cumbria.

The NDA believes the actual cost of UK nuclear clean up over an 100 year plus period could be anywhere between £88bn and £218bn.