The government has expressed confidence that the UK will have enough nuclear safeguarding inspectors when it exits the Euratom arrangements as part of Brexit next March. In its latest quarterly update on the UK’s steps to exit Euratom, the EU-linked nuclear safeguarding regime, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) says 13 safeguards officers are being trained by the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) with another due to join the organisation shortly. The ONR, which estimates that it needs a minimum of nine inspectors to deliver an internationally compliant domestic safeguards regime, says it is “confident” that it will have the “necessary number” to enable the UK to meet its international obligations.

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Published: 11 July 2018