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The Nuclear Industry Post Brexit (with guest speaker Dame Sue Ion)

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Annual Prestigious Lecture (Speaker Dame Sue Ion)

18:00: Arrival, refreshments and registrations for lecture
18:30: Call to take seats in lecture theatre

Price: FREE

Event hosted by the Nuclear Institue Central England Branch, London Branch and South East Branch.

Lecture kindly supported by Deloitte.

Speaker: Dr Dame Sue Ion

Dame Sue Ion is Chairman of the UK Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) and an NI Fellow. She represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector including the Euratom Science and Technology Committee which she chairs. She is the only non US member of the US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee on which she has served since 2005.

Synopsis: The Nuclear Industry Post Brexit

The Nuclear Sector forms a critical industry for the UK, delivering 18% of the nation’s electricity requirements, employing over 65,000 people, and providing supply chain opportunities for companies across the UK. The post-Brexit era is both an opportunity for the UK to maximise the potential of the sector, specifically building on the UK’s core strengths in generation and decommissioning and those emerging in new build and a challenge in ensuring the right arrangements are put in place to enable the sector to trade effectively internationally.

For Generation 3 reactor systems (the currently foreseen 1st wave), the key challenge is to reduce the costs which can only be done by committing to fleet build and introducing significant innovation. Dame Sue Ion will discuss prospects for this and the significant advantages which couldflow to UK industry as a result

For the future it is vital the R&D investments promised by the previous administration are honoured and decisions made on a potential way forward for advanced systems including SMR’s. For the UK to regain a position as a top table nuclear nation there must be a significant commitment to staying up with the initiatives and projects underway internationally, capitalising on our historic skills and knowhow and contributing from the innovative talent in our national labs and universities.

The Brexit process itself has posed some issues which are specific to the nuclear sector and which must be urgently addressed. These will be highlighted and the current situation summarised.

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