Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 19th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Judd Lord Judd Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they are taking to ensure that UK withdrawal from Euratom does not diminish UK commitment to the continued development, implementation and improvement of the management of current and foreseeable spent fuel and radioactive waste.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The UK has a robust regulatory framework in place for the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, based on UK legislation that is underpinned by European and International standards. This framework will remain in place upon withdrawal from Euratom.

The UK will continue to meet its obligations under the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, which the UK is a Contracting Party to, and as a member of the International Atomic Energy Authority.

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