Slow motion nuclear disaster

There is a £70 billion slow-motion nuclear disaster happening in Cumbria. It has implications for both the growing nuclear programme and for government spending in general. And a former Tory minister is cashing in on the mess. It should be front page news, but it rarely gets off the business pages. I’m talking about Sellafield. The clean-up at the massive nuclear site is going badly wrong, wasting billions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash. Instead of cleaning up their act, the company with the big money contracts, called Nuclear Management Partners, hired a friend of David Cameron, former cabinet minister Lord Strathclyde. Even though Nuclear Management Partners deserved to be booted out of Sellafield – and was threatened with the sack – it hung on to the deal.

Morning Star 24th February 2014


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