Sellafield Preferred bidder announced
The consortium headed by Washington International and also including the British firm Amec and French Areva. has been named as the preferred bidder for the Sellafield contract to clean up and run the site.
The £1.3bn a year contract could be worth £17bn - more than the cost of the London Olympics - to Amec, Washington International and Areva.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will continue to own the site and the assets it contains.