Brexit could lead to long delays to the renewal of the UK’s nuclear power grid – including joint projects with China and France. That’s because the British government has quietly declared its intention to leave Euratom as part of the Brexit process. Euratom has, since 1957, overseen the development of nuclear power and equipment in the European Union. Leaving the organisation will mean that the United Kingdom will need to agree nuclear agreements with other countries, a process that could take months or even years. As we’ve reported extensively over the last few months, EDF from France and China General Nuclear Power Corporation, have together formed General Nuclear Services (GNS). GNS will work on a number of new nuclear power projects in the UK, including at Hinkley Point C and Bradwell in Essex. These projects represent an investment worth billions of pounds by GNS, and so any delay will not be welcome.