Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Hinkley B Power Station

Date released
3 December 2019
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

Further to our request that was submitted on 14 October 2019 (FOI201910032) we have traced some information that may assist you in your search. Please see attached a Project Assessment Report carried out on Hinkley Point B, that we understand was completed by your office. It specifically refers to the removal of asbestos and repairs carried out as a result. Please can you confirm if you have any further documentation that may assist in this regard.

Information released

I confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, that we hold information related to your request in relation to the extract of the Projection Assessment Report which you provided.

In processing this request, we reviewed our records for references to both asbestos and Hinkley Point B. We have identified the following records set out in Annex A which relate to nuclear safety and include references to asbestos.

As ONR, as the then Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII), were not the enforcing authority for the relevant asbestos regulations at the time, there is no follow-up report or documentation of any safety related aspects which would have been handled by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). However, we have provided copies of all these records in accordance with our commitment to openness and transparency.

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

Sections 1 and 40

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable