Independent report

Radioactive waste: implications of UK withdrawal from Euratom and the EU

The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management has produced advice to government on potential radioactive waste management implications following withdrawal from Euratom and the EU


Impact on radioactive waste management from the UK's withdrawal from the EU and the Euratom Treaty

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The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) has analysed the requirements on the UK’s legislative and regulatory frameworks arising from key European Union and Euratom Treaty directives. CoRWM subsequently provided government with this independent report, focusing specifically on the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, to ensure the scope of current regulatory controls is maintained.

Published 30 April 2018