Nuclear industry warns on exit from Euratom

27th June 2017

The Conservatives' plans for replacing the inspection functions of Euratom under the proposed nuclear safeguards bill do not go far enough, the industry has warned.

Tom Greatrex, Nuclear Industry Association chief executive, said such inspections were just one aspect of what needed to be resolved in the 21 months before Brexit takes effect. The UK will leave the organisation as part of the process.

"Enabling international fusion research programmes, led at Culham in Oxfordshire to continue, negotiating nuclear cooperation agreements with both the EU and other nations and enabling the movement of goods, services and people to prevent disruption to both low-carbon power supplies and serious medical treatment all require to be agreed," Greatrex said in a letter to the Financial Times.


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