Major nuclear clean-up deal a ‘fundamental failure’

Serious criticisms have been levelled at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's understanding of business during the tanked multi-billion pound Magnox deal

Dungeness 'A' power station in Kent is one of 11 UK nuclear stations modeled with the Magnox reactor design. Photograph: Andrew Manley/123RFThe botched £6.2bn Magnox nuclear clean-up deal has revealed “fundamental failures” in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA) understanding of the procurement process, the National Audit Office has concluded.

The spending watchdog published a damning report on 11 October following the launch of the Magnox Inquiry in March this year, headed by the former National Grid chief executive Steve Holliday. 

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