The UK’s Sellafield Ltd plans to make efficiency savings to be able to work within its £2 billion ($2.85 billion) budget for the next financial year as the site “enters the most crucial period in its modern history”. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) secured the sum for Sellafield Ltd as part of the government’s Spending Review, announced in November last year. From April 1, the NDA is to take ownership of Sellafield Ltd, as part of reforms to management of the site. The budget announcement was made in the NDA’s draft business plan, which was published on 5 January. It marks an increase in Sellafield’s £1.9 billion budget for the current financial year and “underlines the NDA’s commitment to securing progress in the site’s clean-up program”, Sellafield Ltd said yesterday. However, the company said it “has made clear that further efficiency savings will be required in order to deliver the scope of work planned for 2016/17”.
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