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Planned Compliance inspection at Hartlepool Power Station, EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake planned compliance inspection activities at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited's (NGL's) Hartlepool power station in support of ONR's regulation of the 2016 Reactor 2 periodic shutdown.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I undertook a planned licence condition 7 (incidents on the site) compliance inspection. I completed the final of a series of planned inspections to evaluate compliance with licence condition 26 (control and supervision of operations) during the periodic shutdown. I also met with NGL management to discuss other regulatory matters.

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

Not applicable - no system based inspections were performed during this intervention.

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

Conclusion of Intervention

Based on the intervention undertaken against the requirements of the applicable legislation and guidance it is considered that the licensee had adequate arrangements in place.

There are no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine safety or which, in my opinion, would prevent restart of Reactor 2 following its periodic shutdown.