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Replacing Euratom could take seven years, BEIS warns

Officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have cautioned that it could take much longer than anticipated to establish new nuclear agreements outside Europe, following Brexit.

The UK will have to set up new international treaties with countries such as the United States and Japan, but these will not be able to start until new inspection standards have been approved, The Times reported on 26 June. 

The Nuclear Industry Association is calling for the Brexit secretary David Davis to consider asking for Britain to continue to be an associate member of the European Atomic Energy Community Euratom.

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