Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Magnox Ltd Oldbury nuclear licensed site planned system based inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

We undertook a system based inspection (SBI) of Oldbury's Pond decommissioning project. This was one of a series of planned inspections for 2017/18 in accordance with the Decommissioning Fuel and Waste sub-division strategy.

We met two of Oldbury's Site TU Safety Representatives.

The inspection and meetings with the Pond, waste management and decommissioning staff were used to familiarise the new ONR nominated site inspector with the decommissioning work being undertaken by Magnox Ltd on the Oldbury site.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

We undertook an SBI, which considered the interaction between the Oldbury management and the Magnox Ltd Pond Project team in their preparations to remove intermediate level waste (ILW) items from the Pond. The interaction was assessed against the requirements of the six licence conditions attached to the nuclear site licence addressing:

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

From the discussions we held, the inspection of Pond decommissioning and the information provided by the site and the waste management project team, we concluded that the interface between the site's operational staff and the Pond Project team was being managed adequately.

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

We found that:

Conclusion of Intervention

We concluded from our intervention that the working arrangements between the site team and the Pond Project team were adequate.