Our briefing papers provide key information on current topics of interest in the nuclear sector. These documents are updated regularly and help to inform Members of Parliament, Government, the media as well as the public.

  • Euratom

    In February 2017, the government announced the UK will withdraw from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) in parallel to leaving the European Union.

  • Generic Design Assessment

    GDA is unique to the UK and is recognised globally as a robust, independent process to assess new nuclear reactor designs before they are built.

  • Small Modular Reactors

    The NIA believes there is potential for SMRs as a complementary technology to larger reactors, and a viable proposition for future deployment.

  • Plutonium Management

    The UK has safely and securely managed its plutonium stockpiles over many decades.

  • Hinkley Point C

    Hinkley Point C is paving the way for a comprehensive 16GW new build programme of low carbon, secure and reliable electricity from nuclear for the future.

  • Decommissioning

    The UK has one of the world’s most challenging, but most advanced nuclear decommissioning programmes.

  • Climate Change

    The UK has legally binding carbon reduction targets and is committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80% in 2050 compared to 1990 levels.


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