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Royal Society calls for clarity on nuclear future

The UK government needs to set out its long-term ambitions for nuclear power and boost support for research infrastructure, including producing a long-term R&D roadmap, a report from the Royal Society says. It should also make it easier for academia, industry and government to share information, potentially through a Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Security Network, to be run by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The report recommends that all countries with nuclear weapons should separate their civil and military nuclear programmes and place their civil nuclear programmes under international safeguards run by the International Atomic Energy Agency to avoid the use of spent fuel for weapons.

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