Bri­tain seeks to smooth Brexit path for nu­clear power

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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).

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