Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Power station reports

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

Information requested

I am writing to submit an FOI request regarding nuclear sites around the UK. Would you please provide me the following for each active nuclear power station in the UK.

Please state which of these you are referring to with the following:

  1. Safety reports from the three most recent inspections
  2. Any documents produced related to improvements at these sites.
  3. Flag which of these have reported data breaches.
  4. Any documents relating to these data breaches, and responses to these.
  5. Provide a description of the breach, what was lost and the circumstances under
    which it was lost.

Information released

We aim to be as open as possible when answering requests but your request is very broad and could cover a wide-range of information. Gathering it together is likely to involve a cost in excess of the £600 limit set by the government in the Section 12 of the FOIA 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 and to assist in determining whether we hold the information you requested in our records.

Refining your request:

Item A

We refer you to the Summary Intervention Records on the ONR website. Please confirm you require the last three Intervention Records for all of the nuclear sites listed.

Items B, C, D and E
You may wish to consider refining your request by:
1. Reducing the timeframe. We suggest a timeframe of twelve months would be manageable.
2. Identifying the specific topic area you are interested in.
3. Clarifying the term ‘data breaches’ as ONR is not the holder of all types of data breach information.

Further Information:

Should you wish to clarify your request, please contact us via the email address, quoting reference: FOI201910036.

Any reformulated request will be treated as a new Freedom of Information request.

Please note that in accordance with Section 1(3) of the FOIA we are not under any further obligation to respond until you have provided the appropriate clarification.

Exemptions applied


PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable