Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Planned Compliance Inspection at Hartlepool Power Station

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake licence condition (LC) compliance inspections at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited's (NGL) Hartlepool Power Station, in line with the inspection programme contained in ONR's Operational Facilities Division intervention strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I, the nominated site inspector, performed an inspection to evaluate NGL's compliance with the following nuclear site licence conditions (LCs), which are applicable provisions of the Energy Act 2013:

Supported by a member of ONR's Emergency Planning and response team, I attended a meeting of the Station's Emergency Planning Consultative Committee. We delivered a presentation to explain ONR's process for redetermination of off-site emergency planning areas. I met with NGL management and the licensee's internal regulator to discuss the progress on regulatory issues and other matters on the site.

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 completed during this intervention.

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

Conclusion of Intervention

There are no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety. At present, no additional regulatory action is needed over and above the planned interventions at Hartlepool Power Station.