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LC 8, LC 14 and Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

ONR undertook this inspection to examine the posting of warning notices for informing people of actions to take in the event of an emergency, the arrangements for the production and assessment of safety cases, and the arrangements for controlling exposure to ionising radiations. This was a planned inspection at Hinkley Point A as detailed in ONR’s plan for the site, and in support of ONR’s Decommissioning Fuel and Waste sub-division strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

ONR inspected the site’s compliance with:

The inspection comprised of an examination of a sample of the licensee’s arrangements and associated records, discussions with employees, and a plant walk-down of key radiological facilities.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A

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

Based upon the evidence sampled it is the ONR inspectors’ judgement that Magnox Ltd is, at the Hinkley Point A site, complying with both the Licence Conditions inspected and the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017. The key findings and rationale for this judgement is as follows:

Conclusion of Intervention

It is the opinion of ONR’s inspectors that overall the licensee is complying with the requirements of LC8, LC14 and those elements of IRR17 which were inspected. Feedback was provided to the licensee at the end of the inspection; this included advice and a small number of minor observations.