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UK government offers to underwrite JET

Image: EUROfusion [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The UK has offered to continue paying its share of funding for the Joint European Torus at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, if the facility is not moved outside the UK after Brexit.

Speaking at the Parliamentary Links Day held in Portcullis House, Westminster, on 27 June, the UK science minister Jo Johnson said that the UK government had already told the European Commission that it would underwrite funding for JET up to 2020. 

However, the offer would be conditional on the European Union extending its contract with the UK Atomic Energy Authority to keep JET at Culham beyond its expiration date in December 2018, according to a statement issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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