Sellafield nuclear clean-up cost £67.5bn – and still rising

The cost of decommissioning the Sellafield nuclear site has reached £67.5 billion and there’s no indication of when it will stop rising. A new report by the Public Accounts Committee showed around £1.6 billion of public money is being spent at the site every year but is not convinced the taxpayers’ are “getting a good […]

Union ‘confident’ nuclear waste facility will go through

Unions across the country are “disappointed” with Cumbria Council’s decision against building a nuclear waste facility in the area but some are “confident” it will go through. The response follows a no-vote from the County Council Cabinet members on Wednesday as they withdrew from the process of finding a host community to build a £12 […]

Unions condemn nuclear closure

Following the announcement that Sellafield’s MOX reprocessing plant was shutting down, the Prospect union was quick to express its disappointment with the NDA’s decision. Prospect National Secretary Mike Graham said: “We are dismayed at the way this announcement has been made, without consultation with the unions, and without properly considering the way forward after its […]