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UK peers reject Euratom exit plan

Nuclear Policies

21 March 2018

The UK government has been defeated twice in the House of Lords over its plans for nuclear cooperation after its leaves the European Union next year, the BBC has reported. They also backed a plan requiring the UK to report to Parliament regularly on its future arrangements with Euratom.

UK firm sees year-end launch of pulsed power device

New Nuclear

15 March 2018

Machine 3 - 48First Light Fusion is investing GBP3.6 million (USD5.0 million) building what it says will be the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The Oxford, England-based company said on 12 March it expects to commission the device - Machine 3 - by the end of this year.

NDA mismanaged Magnox contract, report says


01 March 2018

Costly mistakes have caused "untold reputational damage" to the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, according to a parliamentary report published yesterday. The Public Accounts Committee report also says that central government "must share the blame" for failures over a GBP6.1 billion (USD8.4 billion) Magnox contract that was terminated nine years early.

UK explains 'enabling regulation' approach

Regulation and Safety

16 March 2018

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has published a guide on how it can work with dutyholders to improve safety and security activity in the nuclear industry. The document, Holding to Account and Influencing Improvements - Enabling Regulation in Practice, features a number of case studies which place enabling regulation in the context of the legal and practical obligations on ONR and industry dutyholders.

UK government responds to report on Brexit impact

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2018

The UK must be able to operate as an "independent and responsible nuclear state" as soon as it leaves the European Union in March 2019, the government has said in its response to a parliamentary report about the impact of Brexit on the country's nuclear industry.

Rising says UK should aim for 50% nuclear

Nuclear Policies

28 February 2018

An experienced nuclear country like the UK should aim to have nuclear accounting for around 50% of its electricity mix, according to World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising. She was speaking at the Civil Nuclear Showcase conference in London on 27 February.