Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Hunterston B planned Intervention

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspections at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd's (NGL's) Hunterston B power station, in line with the planned inspection programme contained in the Hunterston B Integrated Intervention (IIS) for 2016/17.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

This intervention included compliance inspections against the following Licence Conditions:

I also undertook a routine quarterly review of regulatory issues with the station technical safety support manager.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable as no system inspection was undertaken during this intervention.

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

I undertook a planned intervention against LC 11, during which I:

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

Conclusion of Intervention

In relation to LC 11, I considered that an inspection rating of 'Green' is warranted on the basis that the station continues to exhibit a strong emergency preparedness and response capability.

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