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Reactive Unplanned Inspection of LC 2, LC16 and LC35

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This was a combination of planned and reactive unplanned interventions at the Imperial College Consort Reactor Licensed Site, Silwood Park Ascot to inspect Licensee compliance with Licence Condition (LC) 2 - Marking of the site boundary, Licence Condition 16 - Site plans, designs and specifications, being reactive unplanned, and Licence Condition 35 - Decommissioning, being planned. The planned inspection forms part of planned interventions within the Decommissioning Fuel and Waste plan, whilst the reactive unplanned inspections support the wider intervention strategy of the Sellafield, Decommissioning Fuel and Waste Division.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I carried out on-site LC2, 16 and 35 compliance inspections at Imperial College with the Head of Reactor Centre, the Safety, Assurance and Emergency Planning Manager and the Project Controls & Planning Manager, with the Environment Agency in attendance, on the 15th May 2017. The intervention sampled the Licensee's arrangements and implementation, to assess compliance with LC 2, 16 and 35. I also inspected the site boundary, the site plans and the plans for decommissioning and de-licencing.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable

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

I sampled the Licensee's arrangements for compliance with LC2, 16 and 35 in accordance with relevant ONR Technical Inspection Guides.

The arrangements for LC2, 16 and 35 were appropriate for this stage in the lifecycle of the site and the Licencee's implementation of the site boundary, the site plans and the plan for decommissioning and de-licencing, showed clear management and control. In my opinion adequate compliance with the requirements of LC2, 16 and 35 and expectations contained within ONR TIGs were demonstrated.

Conclusion of Intervention

In my opinion the Licensee's arrangements for compliance with LC 2, 16 and 35 were adequate from the document sample inspected and the evidence provided during the intervention.