Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Sizewell B - Planned Compliance Inspections

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake licence condition (LC) compliance inspections at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited’s (NGL) Sizewell B Power Station, in line with the ONR’s Operational Facilities Division intervention strategy. The intervention was carried out by the ONR site inspector, supported by a number of specialist inspectors.  

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

We observed Exercise Akita, designed to demonstrate Sizewell B’s capability to deal effectively with any accident or emergency arising on-site.

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 Sizewell B Power Station.