I have been asked by the Elsevier Publishing Company to write a chapter of a book on Nuclear Decommissioning. My chapter refers to experience in decommissioning and to identify, "What went wrong."
I wrote to you earlier today to request, under some information on the 1998 Dounreay cable incident which is one of the case studies I am using in the chapter. This incident was, from memory, contributory to the creation of Licence Condition 36 and I plan to reproduce its text directly from your ONR web site.
Elsevier requires that any such use of copyright material be approved by the copyright owner and to this end, I am attaching the current version of the table to be inserted in my chapter. This has been extracted verbatim from your web site document. You will also see that I have credited ONR with the ownership of the wording in the subtitle.
Can you please confirm that this is acceptable to you or suggest any changes you wish to be made?
Also, please confirm that the wording in the subtitle is acceptable to you or suggest any other wording that you would prefer.
Lastly, in reading about the events leading to the incident, I have found many references to the memorandum sent to the former UKAEA by Dr Tony Walker in 1998 in which he is critical of many aspects of the management and operation of the Fuel Cycle Area at Dounreay. While there are many references to this on the internet, I cannot find an actual copy. I therefore request under FOI a copy of the memorandum or a link to an appropriate web site where it may be found.
ONR gives its permission for you to reprint the licence condition 36 with a credit to ONR as it is.
You may be aware that the text of the licence condition changed to its current form in July 2011. Prior to this date, the licence condition read:
Please find attached a copy of the 1998 HSE Memorandum.
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