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Nuclear warning over Brexit as advisers fear for Scottish sites’ safety

 John Boothman, June 10 2018,  The Sunday Times  Scotland’s ability to safeguard nuclear sites will be compromised by Brexit, say government advisers who are concerned that EU oversight of inspections and monitoring of atomic facilities will be lost.

An expert group led by Professor Anne Glover, president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, said Westminster will need to establish a system of policing the country’s nuclear power plants, which include Torness in East Lothian and Hunterston B in North Ayrshire, when the UK is forced to leave Euratom, the European nuclear regulator.

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) must take on extra duties after the UK leaves the EU, including the “safeguards” regime required under international rules to prevent misuse of fissile materials, the panel said.

The group believes the move could…(subscribers onlyhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nuclear-warning-over-brexit-as-advisers-fear-for-scottish-sites-safety-fxskdprdp

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June 11, 2018 - Posted by | safety, UK

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