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UK now setting up an agreement that will replace the nuclear safeguards lost in leaving Euratom

U.K. Reaches Draft Deal to Ensure Nuclear Supply After Brexit, Bloomberg , By

The U.K. reached an accord with international inspectors that will help keep the flow of nuclear materials going after the country leaves the European Union.

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors could approve the U.K.’s draft safeguards this week in Vienna, according to a statement. The IAEA deal will “replace existing agreements” between the U.K. and European Atomic Energy Community, or Euratom, that are needed for the import and export of fuel used in nuclear power plants.

Euratom’s main function is to safeguard nuclear fuel, making sure it isn’t diverted to make weapons. The U.K. will lose that service from Euratom once it departs the EU. ……


June 6, 2018 - Posted by | politics international, UK

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