Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Planned inspection at Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited (DRDL) licensed site

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This intervention at the Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited (DRDL) licensed site was undertaken as part of the 2016/17 intervention plan and propulsion sub-programme strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

As part of the intervention we examined DRDL's licence condition arrangements for radioactive waste and records. The targeted areas were N100 in 9 dock, Nuclear Support Facility and Nuclear Utilities Building in SRC. The intervention also included information gathering for two events concerning contaminated items in 9 Dock. The inspection was carried out jointly with the Environment Agency.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable during this intervention.

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

Conclusion of Intervention

Based on the evidence sample during the inspection, the ONR inspectors concluded that DRDL are compliant with LC25(2) and LC32 and No Formal Action is required.

DRDL has a good understanding of the remaining legacy wastes and operational waste streams generated. Significant progress has been made to dispose of legacy wastes. However, no plans are in place to forecast waste arisings. Comprehensive and resourced plans for update of strategic documents and facilities relating to radwaste management are in place.

There were no findings identified from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety.