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U.K.’s Cleanup of Sellafield Nuclear Site Too Slow, Panel Says

The U.K.’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority isn’t showing enough urgency in completing the cleanup of radioactive waste at its Sellafield facility in the north of England, a panel of lawmakers said.

“It is unclear how long it will take,” Margaret Hodge, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party who chairs the Public Accounts Committee, said in an e-mailed statement. “It is essential that the authority brings a real sense of urgency to its oversight of Sellafield so that the timetable for reducing risks does not slip further and costs do not continue to escalate.”