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Trade union criticises lack of clarity over Euratom retreat

The UK government has confirmed that it intends to leave Euratom, but trade unionists are unconvinced by assurances of a “smooth and orderly exit”.

On 12 July the government said it would transition to a new system of nuclear controls and would work with members of the European Atomic Energy Community to implement the change. However, the decision has met widespread criticism, with particular concern about the supply of radioactive materials to hospitals for medical treatments.

Mike Clancy, general secretary of the trade union Prospect, said on 13 July that the government’s proposals for leaving Euratom contain “little reassurance” about the “scale of the challenge facing the UK”.

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