The NFLA welcomes the publication of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the botched Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) contract process for cleaning-up Magnox nuclear reactors, which is sharply critical of both the NDA and the UK Government. During a two year contract procurement process (2012 – 2014) to decommission 10 Magnox nuclear sites and two nuclear research sites, the NDA awarded a 14-year contract to Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP). It was then taken to court by Energy Solutions, part of a consortium that bid for the contract but lost, over what it argued was a flawed process. The High Court ruled that the NDA had wrongly decided the outcome of the procurement process, and the NDA had to settle legal claims with Energy Solutions and Bechtel of nearly £100 million.
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