Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Copy of latest Annual Safety Review for Sellafield

Information released

I can confirm that the Office for Nuclear Regulation holds the following information:

Please also note that information on Sellafield Ltds safety performance over the last 12 months is contained in its recently published Safety Performance Report.

Exemptions applied

Regulation 13 - Personal Information this is an absolute exemption and not subject to the Public Interest Test.

Regulation 12(5) (a) - International relations, defence, national security or public safety.

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

Factors for disclosure

Issues related to the nuclear industry are subject to close scrutiny and debate, there is public interest in information related to nuclear activities and the release of such information.

Factors for withholding

Disclosure could have an adverse impact on security or safety. With regard tithe release of information that could aid the commission of a malicious act, the public would not expect ONR to release information that would aid such an act.


The balance is clearly in favour of limiting the potential for a malicious act. It is not in the public interest in this instance for a full release of Classified Information that could prejudice national security and help in the commission of a malicious act, so it would favour prudence by not releasing this information.