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Hinkley B Power Station

Date released
8 November 2019
Request number
201910032
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

The Environment Agency has recently provided some documentation, which identified an inspection in conjunction with you, dated 10 December 2013. We enclose a copy of the report and ask if you would please re-check your records for any documentation held relevant to our original request. The LLW waste trial is of particular importance as it specifically refers to the removal of asbestos.

Your original request of 13 September 2018 (our reference FOI201809036):

To provide copies of any document that ONR hold relating to Hinkley B, particularly relating to the construction of the building and the material used and any asbestos containing materials that were used. We would also request copies of any asbestos survey reports carried out at the above site and details of any specialist asbestos removal companies employed on the site. We would also be grateful to receive details of any asbestos breaches and/or claims made against the owners of Hinkley Point B Power Station.

Information released

I confirm we hold information relevant to your request of 11 October 2019 for any documents held in relation to a joint Environment Agency inspection dated 10 December 2013. We have attached the relevant Intervention Report dated 9 January 2014 to our response.

In relation to details of any specialist asbestos removal companies employed on site the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) would hold this information. This information was provided in our previous response to you of 7 December 2018 (our unique reference 2018/388054), and we referred this aspect of your FOI request to HSE at the time.

Finally, ONR has taken no regulatory action at Hinkley Point B in relation to asbestos. Any claims made against the owners of Hinkley Point B fall under civil law and are not within the remit of ONR. This was also noted in our previous response to you of 7 December 2018.

Personal data in these documents has been redacted in accordance with FOIA Section 40. This is an absolute exemption so does not require a Public Interest Test.

Exemptions applied

N/A

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

N/A