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EDF in talks with government over Euratom exit

The implications of the UK's withdrawal from Euratom are the subject of talks between the government and French energy firm EDF.

On 4 July the Labour MP for Southampton Test, Alan Whitehead, asked the government if it had assessed the risks to the Hinkley C nuclear power project if the UK left the European Atomic Energy Community as part of Brexit. EDF is the project’s lead contractor.

In response, Richard Harrington, parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said on 12 July: “The consequences of the intended withdrawal from the Euratom treaty will be closely monitored and the department is in close consultation with the industry about its impacts.”

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