The government’s National Audit Office (NAO) report has revealed that “fundamental failures” by the NDA led to it abandoning a £6 billion clean-up contract for the Sellafield plant in Cumbria.
General union GMB says the failure is the latest in a string of bungles by the NDA and called for a "radical rethink of the role and the responsibilities" of the authority.
National secretary Justin Bowden said: “The NDA is the same body charged last year with cutting nuclear workers' pensions while blowing hundreds of millions in taxpayers’ money on failed contracts across the nuclear estate.
“We need to cut out the middle men and have this work done in-house to cut costs and to save the taxpayer money.”
The NAO concluded that the authority’s commercial strategy for dealing with nuclear waste was “wholly inappropriate” and should be redrawn.