Nuclear decommissioning—regulatory
Nuclear decommissioning—regulatory

The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Nuclear decommissioning—regulatory
  • Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector
  • What is nuclear decommissioning?
  • Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
  • Decommissioning programme
  • Other relevant ONR programmes
  • Nuclear decommissioning authority (NDA)
  • Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales—EA/SEPA/NRW
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Regulation applicable to new nuclear power stations
  • More...

Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. 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. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below.

For information on how leaving the EU will affect the Great Britain’s (GB) membership of Euratom and the nuclear sector as a whole, see Practice Note: Energy and Brexit-Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector, which details the background to the Euratom Treaty and the evolving position on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Community as a corollary of Brexit. It includes discussion of Brexit and nuclear research and investment, Brexit and nuclear health and safety standards, Brexit and supply of nuclear fuel, Brexit and nuclear safeguards, Brexit and the nuclear common market, and Brexit and nuclear international agreements. It also discusses the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018, the Nuclear Safeguards Regulations, and

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