Nuclear licensing and regulation

Nuclear licensing and regulation guidance:

1 What is Euratom? The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’) was signed in 1957 by six founding States (Belgium, France,...

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Radioactive substance regulations The principal legislation governing the keeping, use, accumulation and disposal of radioactive substances (including radiation sources...

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What is nuclear energy? Nuclear energy is the energy derived from the core (the 'nucleus') of an atom. Nuclear power plants split uranium atoms inside a nuclear reactor...

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Energy National Policy Statement NPS consultation National Policy Statements (NPSs) are statutory documents published in accordance with the Planning Act 2008, which set...

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Background Nuclear power has been produced commercially in the UK since the 1950s and grew out of the policy need for a nuclear deterrent. The UK currently has 15...

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Requirement for a nuclear site licence A nuclear site licence (licence) is required under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (NuIA 1965) to use any site for the purpose...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 11pm on 31 January 2020...

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Certain activities involving the receipt, storage, use and disposal of radioactive material and radioactive waste are governed by an environmental permit issued under...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) establishes the legal framework for dealing with (non-radioactive) contaminated land in England and Wales....

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Before a nuclear power station can be built, its design must be assessed to find out if the social, economic or other benefits outweigh the health risks or other...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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Responsibilities for regulation of the UK civil nuclear industry are shared between several regulatory bodies, reflecting the distinction between the common duties owed...

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