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Planned Compliance Inspection at Hartlepool Power Station, EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited (NGL)

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 the ONR's inspection programme contained in the Hartlepool Integrated Intervention Strategy (IIS) for 2017/18.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

In my capacity of nominated site inspector for Hartlepool Power Station, I performed an inspection to evaluate compliance with the following nuclear site licence conditions (LCs), which are applicable provisions of the Energy Act 2013:

I also met with NGL staff to discuss the progress of regulatory matters at the station and conducted a quarterly review progress against items on the ONR issues database.

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.