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London won’t rejoin the EU’s Euratom programme after missing out on too many big fusion construction contracts. It could find a workaround to stay partially involved in ITER, but that will need agreement of the project’s founding members – including Russia.
Britain will pay £60 million to keep the Joint European Torus near Oxford running if negotiations to continue EU funding stall.
Confusion over UK funding from Europe’s nuclear agency is adding to the anxiety of staff at the Joint European Torus.
Announcement that the United Kingdom will not rejoin Euratom shuts researchers out of ITER fusion project—for now.
Hinkley Point C, which is the UK’s first nuclear powerstation to be developed in over twenty years, may not be finished until 2031 and could cost up to £35bn, almost double the initial cost estimate. / According to EDF, the French firm in charge of developing the site, issues on the project had been caused by Brexit, the Pandemic and inflation.
Your weekly update from the Brexit ‘downside bunker’, chronicling the downsides, and occasional upsides, of Brexit.
Britain has been locked out of the £81 billion scheme since Brexit – amid warnings it will damage competitiveness.
Nuclear proponents lost significant voting power when the UK left the EU, but France is cobbling together a new nuclear alliance and has racked up a number of recent successes.
UK GOVERNMENT plans threatening nuclear and radiation safety laws in a “Brexit bonfire” have provoked resistance from regulators and trade unionists, opposition from Scottish ministers, and alarm from campaigners.
French president responds to ‘jury’s out’ comments by Tory leadership favourite Liz Truss about key ally.
Conservative MPs have urged the government to use its Brexit freedoms to ditch the EU’s cautious approach to making sure pesticides are safe for human consumption.
Defence review appears to breach Article 6 of nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Iter is a collaboration between China, the EU, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the US - all of whom are sharing in the costs of construction.
Prime minister expected to press EU leaders to dedicate attention to faltering negotiations.
‘Allure of fusion makes it a good distraction from the failures of current government’s science and climate policy’
Oxfordshire reactor has been described as ‘shining example of scientific cooperation between EU members’.
Importing fresh food through the port of Dover would only be the Government’s third highest priority in the event of a no-deal Brexit later this year, it has emerged.
Move by Japanese firm would be blow to UK plans to replace coal plants and ageing reactors. / The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi looks certain to cancel its plans for a £16bn nuclear power station in Wales, leaving Britain’s ambitions for a nuclear renaissance in tatters.
Ministers told to own up about any risks to health and security, after limits are quietly relaxed. / Radioactive waste will be piled up above normal safety limits at hospitals, universities and factories because of fears that Brexit will disrupt supply chains.
Brexit secretary confirms only 43 of 161 agreements seen as essential have been rolled over.
After string of nuclear power failures, leaving EU could compromise nation’s ability to share clean electricity with European nations.