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Uncertainty over nuclear clean-up

Sellafield's plans to replace ageing nuclear waste facilities posing "significant risks" to the population face "considerable" uncertainty, a public spending watchdog warns.

Owners of the Cumbrian nuclear power station do not know how long it will take to build storage and treatment centres for the hazardous material or how much the final bill will be, according to the National Audit Office. For 50 years, operators failed to plan how to dispose of radioactive waste and some older facilities "pose significant risks, the report said.