Helen Peters

Pinsent Masons LLP

Helen is an environmental lawyer and legal director at Pinsent Masons. She is also a member of the Committee of Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), a group of independent experts appointed by the UK Government providing scrutiny and advice on higher activity radioactive waste. Helen is recognised as a leading UK Environmental Lawyer by Chambers Legal Directory and Legal 500. She is a member of the World Nuclear Association, the International Nuclear Law Association and UKELA.

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Radioactive contaminated land on and off nuclear licensed sites – an overview of the relevant legal regimes and future changes

This seminar will provide an overview of the legal controls which apply to radioactive contamination on and off nuclear licensed sites. It will explain the applicability of the regimes of nuclear licensing, environmental permitting and radioactive contaminated land. It will also summarise the potential for environmental claims for nuclear operators under the Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016 and potential future changes to the regulation on nuclear sites in their final stages of decommissioning and clean-up.