Response to Public Accounts Committee statement
The National Audit Office’s latest report points to improved performance at Sellafield in the last 12 months.
The NDA continues to report openly about the challenges faced in tackling the historic legacy at Europe’s most complex and hazardous nuclear site.
The primary reason for increases in costs and schedule is because we now have a better understanding of the technical approach necessary to tackle these unique facilities that date back to the 1940s and 50s.
Before deciding whether to cancel the contract with Nuclear Management Partners the NDA needed to first satisfy itself and Government that it had an alternative model that would give greater confidence of delivering progress and value for money. We have been through a thorough process to underpin that important decision.
We look forward to having the opportunity to expand on these points at the Public Account Committee session on 11 March 2015.
Published: 4 March 2015