A watchdog warned of serious risks over whether the Brexit deadline could be met for putting in place a new nuclear monitoring regime, leaked documents have revealed. An assessment prepared earlier this year set out five “high-level risks” in progress on setting up new systems to replace work carried out by Euratom, which regulates transportation and disposal of nuclear materials. Funding, recruitment, training, equipment and a new IT system were all given a red rating on a traffic light ranking in the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) analysis seen by Sky News. Anti-Brexit campaigners said the report showed the Government’s exit strategy was “frankly dangerous” and unions warned of “incredibly serious” consequences if the deadline is not met. The new regime will not deal with safety issues, which are already carried out domestically, but covers the management of nuclear stocks.

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Published: 18 May 2018