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ODA rejects Lemley remediation claims

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LONDON OLYMPIC bosses this week rejected new claims that concerns over the remediation of the Olympic Park and the total cost of 2012 games were ignored.

They were responding to claims by former Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chairman Jack Lemley that he was barred from speaking at Olympic Board meetings. He told the Mail on Sunday newspaper that Culture Minister Tessa Jowell and London Mayor Ken Livingstone only wanted good news.

Lemley also claimed the original budget had underestimated the scale of demolition and remediation required, and he was concerned that this critical work was being unnecessarily delayed.

But, ODA chief executive David Higgins dismissed Lemley's claims.

'The whole board was given a two hour presentation on the remediation, ' said Higgins. 'During those two hours, Jack had every chance to raise his concerns but he didn't.'

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