Britain seeks to smooth Brexit path for nuclear power
LONDON: The British government said on Thursday it was in talks with the European Union to ensure a smooth transition for its nuclear industry as Britain moves away from Euratom’s regulatory regime to a domestic one.
The nuclear industry has raised concerns that its operations and investments could be hampered should Britain fail to replicate the regulatory regime provided by Euratom, the EU’s atomic agency, in time for Brexit in March 2019. [L5N1LU4DZ]
“Discussions with the European Union are ongoing. We will be exploring a number of options for smooth transition from the current Euratom regime to a domestic one,” Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark said.
The industry has said Britain not only needs its own safety regime, but also one that is approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).