Retiring nuclear experts will see ‘thinning’ of regulator’s capabilities

The UK’s nuclear safety regulator is facing ‘unprecedented regulatory demands’ as it manages skills shortages

Sizewell nuclear power station. Photograph: Trevor Benbrook/123RFThe UK’s independent nuclear regulator is facing a serious skills shortage post-Brexit as it deals with “unprecedented regulatory demands”.

The Office for Nuclear Responsibility (ONR) published its concerns in its annual report and plan on 6 July. 

Among the regulator’s 384 “technical specialists”, including nuclear inspectors and associates, the average age is 48 years old, ONR confirmed with ENDS.

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