Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Oldbury nuclear licensed site planned intervention inspections

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The intervention held was at the Oldbury nuclear licensed site.  It was part of the planned licence condition inspection programme for 2015-16 in the Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Programme for Magnox Ltd nuclear licensed sites.    

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The regulatory activities undertaken included inspections of Oldbury against licence conditions on restrictions of nuclear matter on the site and instructions to persons on the site.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

No safety systems were inspected during this visit.

Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made

The implementation of Magnox Ltd arrangements for restrictions of nuclear matter on the site and instructions to persons on the site were judged to be adequate.  This was demonstrated by the way Oldbury was preparing for shipments of radioactive waste from other nuclear licensed sites in plenty of time before the shipments were planned.  I found that the quality instructions to persons on the site needed to be monitored during the transition to the new site structure following the fuel free verification and other changes that will affect all Magnox Ltd sites to ensure an adequate, consistent standard is achieved. This was because the training function no longer had a presence on the site under the new Magnox Ltd site management structure.

Conclusion of Intervention

I concluded from my discussions with staff that Oldbury was meeting its obligations under the licence conditions on restrictions of nuclear matter and instructions to persons on the site.