In line with the 2015/16 inspection plan for Dounreay I carried out planned inspections and other interventions to provide confidence that Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. (DSRL) is controlling its hazards properly and complying with its statutory obligations.
I carried out a compliance inspection against arrangements made under Licence Condition 7 Incidents on Site. I undertook other interventions to determine progress on waste management, decommissioning and work being undertaken by the Dounreay Improvement Team.
My Licence Condition 7 inspection included consideration of the findings from a sample of recent Level 2 investigations and the status of actions ratified at the relevant Action Review Meeting. Whilst the closure of actions could be improved I was content that the inspection demonstrated an adequate standard of compliance.
A good standard of preparations for decommissioning was visible in the redundant liquid effluent tank facility. Progress is being made in waste management but the LLW super-compactor and encapsulation facility have still to become operational.
The intervention did not identify any matter impacting on nuclear safety that required immediate regulatory action.