Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Bradwell Nuclear Licensed Site Planned Inspections and Meetings

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This report describes an inspection of Magnox Ltd's Bradwell licensed site, undertaken as part of a series of routine interventions set out in the Integrated Intervention Strategy document.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

During the intervention I carried out compliance inspections on licence conditions (LC):

I attended a number of meetings that provided progress updates and opportunity to influence the work programmes to decommission the site and to transition it into its care and maintenance phase.  A community event organised by the Bradwell site to inform local stakeholders of the progress towards care and maintenance was also attended   

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

This intervention did not include a safety system inspection.

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

I found evidence that, in the areas inspected, the arrangements for compliance with LC 23 and LC 34, have been implemented to an adequate standard.   The site continues to make satisfactory progress to implement its arrangements for LC 32 and thereby condition its Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) streams into a form suitable for interim storage on site prior to disposal to the Geological Disposal Facility.

I provided advice to site on its initiatives designed to maintain its high standards of safety throughout the remaining period of decommissioning prior to entry to care and maintenance.  I also informed site that the clarification of an acceptable care and maintenance entry state for some facilities was currently an area of increased ONR attention.

Conclusion of Intervention

In the areas I considered during the intervention, I found that the implementation of the arrangements for compliance with LC 23, LC32 and LC34 at Bradwell was to an adequate standard.