Leaked documents show the Government is putting the nuclear industry at risk says Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer.
The decision to withdraw the UK from the nuclear safeguarding body Euratom means a new safety system must be put in place before Brexit to maintain the flow of components and raw material needed for nuclear fuel.
Information obtained by Sky News shows that the Government is already missing key deadlines in the set up of safety procedures and scientists have warned that British power stations, such as Sizewell B in Suffolk, may not be able to source nuclear fuel if it cannot be legally transported across borders.
Ms Mayer has previously called the decision to leave Euratom, the nuclear safeguarding body “short-sighted”.
Ms Mayer said: “The Government is putting the nuclear power industry and people’s safety at risk with its decision to withdraw from Euratom.
“These leaked documents show that the Government is already missing deadlines in the timetable needed to have a proper safety system for nuclear fuel in place before Brexit.
“The danger is that we find ourselves in a situation with functioning nuclear power stations but no fuel to run them purely to satisfy a hard Brexit of an ideological Tory party.”