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Planned intervention at Bradwell

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This report covers an inspection of Magnox Ltd’s Bradwell nuclear licensed site on 10 to 12 January 2017. This inspection was conducted as part of a programme of planned interventions as outlined in the Bradwell Integrated Intervention Strategy (IIS) for 2016/17.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

During this intervention, I assessed the suitability of the arrangements for the site’s compliance with Licence Condition 17 (LC 17) - Management Systems and LC 36 Organisational Capability. This inspection was undertaken as part of the continuing programme of decommissioning aimed at the site entering care and maintenance operational status later next year.

The intervention was carried out against the requirements of LC’s 17 and 36 and ONR’s published inspection guidance for these Licence Conditions.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

This intervention did not include an inspection of a safety system.

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

Licence Condition 17 -  Based on my sample the management arrangements at Bradwell site for nuclear matter are adequate for managing operations on the site. There is a clear management structure and process.  The preparations for the entry to care and maintenance operations (C&M) are nearing completion and a sound process for managing the transition to C&M is in place Therefore I have rated compliance with LC17 as Green.

Licence Condition 36 - Based on my sample the organisational capability of the site is adequate to fulfil its legal obligations under the site licence conditions. Therefore I awarded a rating of adequate (Green)

The inspection also included a meeting with the safety representatives and an unplanned inspection of the FED plant in conjunction with the Magnox internal regulator.

Conclusion of Intervention

From the evidence gathered during this intervention, I concluded that there are no matters of nuclear safety concern. I have therefore rated the licensee’s compliance with Licence Conditions 17 and 36 to be adequate (green).