A new report by the National Audit Office into the NDA found that work at Sellafield accounted for 61% of the NDA’s total £3.3 billion expenditure in 2017–18. 8 of NDA’s 10 most hazardous sites are at Sellafield, whilst NAO expected current major projects at Sellafield will cost £6 billion total. The NAO found that the NDA had made significant progress in reducing delays and meeting significant milestones, but expects major NDA projects to cost more than originally estimated in 2015. Evaluating performance at Sellafield remained difficult due to the complexity and scale of the site, but more could be done to explain progress, and to provide assurance of major projects. The Committee will take evidence from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, and Sellafield to explore NDA and Sellafield’s progress and performance. If you wish to submit written evidence to this inquiry, the deadline to do so is midday on Tuesday 10 July.
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The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and its French counterparts have signed agreement on civil nuclear decommissioning, clean-up and hazard reduction. Following a declaration of intent to enhance collaboration in nuclear decommissioning, signed by the UK and French governments earlier this year, the NDA has developed Roadmaps of Collaboration with EDF SA and Orano. The roadmaps will establish how the NDA will work with the 2 organisations to identify projects where they can share expertise and reduce the cost of decommissioning the civil nuclear legacy in the UK and France.
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