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Nuclear Industry Association comments on Micro Reactors Report

27 March 2019

The Nuclear Industry Association has issued a statement in relation to the Government’s publication of an independent report on Micro Nuclear Reactors, their key characteristics and an assessment of the market and regulatory challenges.

Peter Haslam, Head of Policy at the Nuclear Industry Association said:

“We believe small and micro reactors have a role to play alongside large reactors in increasing the clean energy contribution from nuclear, while also improving the UK’s energy security.

“In addition, the inherent flexibility of micro reactors presents a big opportunity for the UK as they can be constructed here and transported across the world for assembly.

“The industry will continue to work with government to realise the potential of this technology.”