Nuclear decommissioning—health and safety
Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon

The following Energy practice note produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Nuclear decommissioning—health and safety
  • Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector
  • What is nuclear decommissioning?
  • The Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
  • Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 
  • More...

Nuclear decommissioning—health and safety

Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK ceased to be an EU Member State. However, at this point in time, the UK entered a transition/implementation period during which it continued to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. The UK’s exit from the EU also meant the UK’s exit from the Euratom Community. 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. The UK’s exit from the EU also meant the UK’s exit from Euratom. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below.

On 24 December 2020, the UK government announced it had agreed the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA), which is supplemented by a number of associated declarations and agreements including a separate Nuclear Co-operation Agreement (NCA) with the EU/Euratom. It also contains a number of placeholders and commitments in respect of further agreements to follow. For more information on the TCA and the NCA, see Practice Note: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement—quick guide and News Analysis: Energy markets in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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