Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Dungeness B

Date released
4 November 2019
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

This is a request on behalf of BBC Radio Kent for details about Dungeness B nuclear power station using the Freedom of Information Act:

  1. Can you please provide details of all of the HSE led safety inspections of Dungeness B over the last 10 years? (however far back you can go)
  2. Would you please reveal details of any safety concerns found during the inspections at the power station during the years mentioned above?
  3. How many times has the reactor been shut down at Dungeness B over the last 10 years?
  4. Which reactors were shut down and what were the reasons for the switch off?

Information released

ONR’s response – Questions 1 & 2:

We try to be as open as possible when answering requests but your request is very broad and could cover a wide-range of information. The information is held in a significant number of documents including Contact Records, Assessment Reports, Project Assessment Reports and Intervention Records. Finding, retrieving and extracting the information is likely to involve a cost in excess of the £600 limit set by the government for dealing with FOI requests.

I would like to ask you therefore to narrow down your request to focus more specifically on the information you want.

Refining your request:

You may wish to consider refining your request by:

  1. Reducing the timeframe;
  2. Identifying a specific topic area.

To assist you and for your interest please see the following information available on the ONR website:

Should you wish to refine your request, please contact us via the email address, quoting reference: FOI201910031.

Any reformulated request will be treated as a new Freedom of Information request. Please note that in accordance with the FOIA we are not under any further obligation to respond until you have provided the appropriate clarification.

ONR’s response – Questions 3 & 4:

I confirm that ONR does not hold the information requested.

The information you have requested may be held by EDF Energy who can be
contacted at:

Address: EDF Energy
Dungeness B power station
Romney Marsh
TN29 9PX
Telephone: 01797 343300

Exemptions applied


PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable