The UK Government has responded to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee report into the impact of Brexit on the civil nuclear sector. The original report called on the government to agree its future relationship with Euratom as soon as possible to minimise unnecessary expenditure and provide greater certainty. BEIS has said through Brexit negotiations, it aims to achieve a close association with Euratom in the future but is putting in place all the necessary measures to ensure the UK can operate as an independent nuclear state. The government added it is working closely with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to ensure the UK’s future domestic civil nuclear safeguards regime will continue to meet international safeguards and standards when Euratom regulations no longer apply in the UK.
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The UK must be able to operate as an “independent and responsible nuclear state” as soon as it leaves the European Union in March 2019, the government has said in its response to a parliamentary report about the impact of Brexit on the country’s nuclear industry.
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