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Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspection at Aldermaston

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake a Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspection at Aldermaston in line with the planned inspection programme contained in the AWE Integrated Intervention Strategy and associated Intervention Plans.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

During this intervention I carried out the following inspections/activities:

The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

This intervention did not include a safety system based inspection.

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

From the evidence sampled during this inspection I judge AWE's implementation of its arrangements for LC10 and LC12 to be in accordance with ONR's technical inspection guide with no formal ONR action required.

I engaged with AWE to obtain and update information on regulatory issues and operations.

Conclusion of Intervention

Based on the planned compliance inspection undertaken against the requirements of LC10 and LC12, in the areas I inspected, I consider that the licensee has adequately implemented their arrangements; no formal ONR action is required.