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Scottish govt concerned over furure transfer of radioactive materials, if UK leaves Euratom

Holyrood 12th July 2017, The Scottish Government has raised concerns over the future transfer of
radioactive materials in Scotland, after a Westminster debate saw Theresa
May’s government maintain its commitment to withdrawing from an
international nuclear treaty.

With May facing growing opposition from herown party over plans to withdraw the UK’s membership of the European
Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), which fosters cooperation on the safe
handling of nuclear materials, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham
expressed irritation over a lack of consultation from UK ministers.

In a letter to the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy, Cunningham reiterated calls from the Scottish Government for the
UK to retain membership of Euratom, or to seek associate membership if
continued membership is not possible.


July 14, 2017 - Posted by | safety, UK

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