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Magnox clean-up bill balloons to £7.5bn

The estimated cost of putting Magnox sites into the care and maintenance stage of nuclear decommissioning has increased by up to £2.7bn since the National Audit Office (NAO) last scrutinised the work in 2017.

An NAO report examining the project, published today, said: “There remains significant uncertainty around its cost, with current estimates ranging from £6.9bn to £8.7bn.” It added that the best estimate put eventual costs to the taxpayer at £7.5bn.

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