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Const Enq news Magnox Sept 2020

Magnox nuclear clear-up cost soars to £9bn

The cost of decommissioning the Magnox nuclear reactor estate has continued to soar despite efforts to control the budget.

Fresh estimates of the cost of getting all Magnox sites cleared and safely enclosed has increased by £2.7bn to £8.7bn since 2017.

An investigation by the National Audit Office warns that while the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has made major progress sorting out its delivery procedures, costs are likely to continue to rise as it gets to grips with the scope of work.

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