The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced its total planned expenditure for 2017-2018 will remain almost the same as last year at GBP3.24 billion ($4.1 billion). The government will fund GBP2.36 billion of this, while GBP0.88 billion will come from income from commercial operations. The NDA publishes its business plan every year, setting out the next three years of key activity towards cleaning up and decommissioning 17 of the UK’s earliest nuclear sites. These include the UK’s first nuclear power stations, various research and fuel facilities, including Sellafield in Cumbria, its largest and most complex nuclear site. In a statement, NDA chief executive John Clarke said: “We are now seeing contaminated waste being retrieved from the highest hazard facilities for the first time ever at Sellafield. Meanwhile, at some of our other sites, defueling – the removal of all nuclear fuel – will soon be completed.
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