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Hartlepool - LC11 Compliance Inspection Asbestos and Emergency Exercise

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake compliance inspection activities at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited's Hartlepool power station in line with ONR's inspection programme contained in the Hartlepool Integrated Intervention Strategy (IIS) for 2017/18.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

We observed Exercise Minerva, designed to demonstrate Hartlepool's capability to deal effectively with an accident or emergency arising on-site. The Site Inspector, assisted by a specialist ONR inspector, also performed a reactive inspection to evaluate compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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.

An entry on ONR's issues database will be made to monitor resolution the finding from our control of asbestos inspection.