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NNL Central Lab - Intervention to support the Permissioning of Transport Package GB/2816G

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

ONR inspected National Nuclear Laboratories (NNL) and Sellafield Ltd (SL) arrangements at Sellafield site, in relation to the safe transport of radioactive material.

The inspection was intended to support the current permissioning work being undertaken by ONR in licensing the SAFKEG GB/2816G/B(M)F-96  transport package, used to ship radioactive material from Sellafield to France. This intervention forms part of a programme of work being undertaken by ONR to gain assurance that the planned movement of material will be complaint with National and International requirements.

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of the inspection was to:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection reviewed NNL and SL arrangements to meet the requirements of CDG, ADR and RID Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail. (RID) 2017.

The intervention focused on the package and loading arrangements of the GB/2816G transport package.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A – not a System/Structure Based Inspection.

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

The findings of the inspection were shared and accepted by NNL and SL.

The following points were raised in the hot de-brief:

 Conclusion of Intervention

This inspection identified no major issues of safety concern the loading arrangements and future transport of the radioactive material from Sellafield to France.