Sellafield legacy cost still rising

Press Association

The "enormous" legacy of nuclear waste at the Sellafield site has been allowed to build up, with the cost of decommissioning the site reaching £67.5 billion, with no indication of when the cost will stop rising, according to a new report.

The Public Accounts Committee said the authority dealing with the country's nuclear legacy had not been able to show what value it was getting for the taxpayer. The committee said it also was not clear what wider economic benefits had been achieved from the "enormous" amount of public money spent at Sellafield - currently around £1.6 billion a year.