The intervention was held at GE Healthcare Ltd’s Cardiff site to provide an opportunity to conclude final matters ahead of the proposed de-/re-licensing of the site from its previous licensed status to carry out radio-labelled pharmaceutical production activities, to become a smaller site licensed only for the bulk storage of radioactive waste from those activities.
I inspected the newly-installed concrete posts, painted lines and cats’ eyes marking the proposed new site boundary. I also observed that the vent system which previously crossed the proposed site boundary had now been repositioned to reside entirely within the proposed new site.
I considered the site boundary markers to be in the correct locations and positions in line with the plans contained within GEHC’s relicensing application. I also considered the markers to be a proportionate and appropriate means of marking the boundary in compliance with Licence Condition 2(4).
ONR explained that it did not expect to encounter any further obstacles to de-/re-licensing as the new site boundary markers had now been demonstrated to be appropriate for their purpose, and all ONR assessments were now almost entirely complete.