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Mark Payne  Published: 06:00 Wednesday 03 January 2018
The boss of Hartlepool Power Station says he is confident a replacement to Europe’s nuclear regulator will be secured after Brexit.
The UK is currently part of the European Atomic Energy Community, also known as Euratom, which allows the free movement of nuclear workers and materials between European Union member states.
Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union, Steve Baker (left) with Craig Dohring station director at Hartlepool Power Station, during the minister’s visit in September Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union, Steve Baker with Craig Dohring station director at Hartlepool Power Station, during the minister’s visit in September Britain is due to leave Euratom as part of the Brexit process as it comes under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice which Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to removing the United Kingdom from.
Last May, the Commons Energy Committee urged the UK to delay leaving Europe’s nuclear regulator warning power supplies could be threatened if a new regulator was not in place. But Craig Dohring, station manager of Hartlepool’s EDF nuclear power station, is more optimistic. He told the Mail:
“It is clear there is a few things we need to have a replacement for including Euratom. “We need something to essentially cover us to a similar level of our Euratom agreement which allows us access into Europe and third part countries to support the power station around some nuclear specific equipment and fuel. “
I’m confident we will get that. There is a positive feeling around the Government trying to cover that.
“I think our role is to help the Government and provide information and advice, and the Government have certainly been open to that.”
The power station spoke about the issue with MP Steve Baker, one of four Brexit ministers, when he visited Hartlepool in September then said the Government had “some work to do” and its job was to get new legislation through to ensure the success of nuclear power stations across the country.

Read more at: https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/hartlepool-power-station-boss-confident-despite-brexit-nuclear-treaty-withdrawal-1-8936828

For more recent resources on Euratom and Brexit;
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/12/16/british-parliamentarians-worried-that-the-uk-nuclear-industry-will-suffer-as-britain-leaves-euratom-in-brexit-move/
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/12/14/more-on-the-uk-euratom-boondogle-brexit-woes/
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/11/03/britains-brexit-nuclear-headache-leaving-euratom-will-have-to-get-its-own-nuclear-inspectors/
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/10/14/britains-nuclear-industry-in-a-panic-over-brexit-and-departure-from-european-regulator-euratom/
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/08/16/wuth-nuclear-power-fading-in-europe-is-it-time-to-dissolve-euratom/
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/07/28/euratom-uk-is-just-not-ready-to-set-up-its-own-nuclear-safeguarding-arrangements/
https://nuclear-news.net/2017/07/15/uk-governments-issues-paper-on-its-position-regarding-euratom/
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