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British parliamentarians worried that the UK nuclear industry will suffer as Britain leaves Euratom, in Brexit move

Independent 13th Dec 2017, Britain should retain as a close as possible a relationship with the European civil nuclear regulator after Brexit, a Commons committee has demanded ahead of a crucial vote on the issue. MPs on the committee warn that the impacts of leaving Euratom will be “profound”, putting the UK in a much weaker position to drive regulatory standards at a European level.

“We conclude that the Government should seek to retain as close as possible a relationship with Euratom, and that this should include accepting its delivery of existing safeguards requirements in the UK,” the report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee states.

The committee’s report comes as more than 100 MPs signed an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, dealing with the
Government’s intention to leave Euratom after Brexit. They want the Prime Minister to guarantee protections for the nuclear industry.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-nuclear-regulation-eurotom-leave-eu-co-operation-latest-news-energy-edf-mps-a8105711.html

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December 16, 2017 - Posted by | politics international, UK

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