U.K. Nuclear Fuel Supply at Risk Without Euratom Fix, EDF Says. The U.K. still lacks the replacement rules needed to fuel its nuclear reactors after the country quits the European Union, according to an Electricite de France SA executive. There isn’t much time to replicate vital aspects of the European Atomic Energy Community treaty before Brexit in March 2019, Angela Hepworth, EDF’s corporate policy and regulation director said at a conference on Monday in London. “Having a hiatus isn’t an option,” she said. “Having a time when the U.K. has no access to fuel isn’t an option.” Euratom-equivalent provisions are important for building on time EDF’s 19.6 billion-pound ($26.2 billion) Hinkley Point C project in southwest England, Hepworth said. The company will need to expand its workforce by 67 percent to 5,000 jobs to build the station and needs to be able to access skilled employees from other European countries, she said.
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