Labour has warned it would be “catastrophic” for Britain’s nuclear industry if the role of Euratom ended immediately after Brexit, as the party pushed for a specific transitional arrangement.
The Government is aiming to maintain its role in European nuclear research after leaving the body responsible for regulating the industry across the continent, it has been announced.
The Government is being urged to retain a close association with the body which regulates the nuclear industry across Europe as MPs step up calls to guarantee protections for the sector.
The general secretary of Prospect, Mike Clancy, has warned of widespread industry disruption if MP’s don’t support Euratom amendment.
Leaving Europe’s nuclear regulator after Brexit could have a damaging impact on Britain’s energy sector, a survey of specialists has found.
It is fair to say that the UK is already world-leading in some aspects of nuclear power, like regulation, decommissioning and fusion research. The nuclear industrial strategy offers an opportunity to build on these foundations and return the UK to the top table internationally.