Office for Nuclear Regulation

De/Re-licensing conclusion meeting and LC2(4) inspection of site boundary markers

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The intervention was held at GE Healthcare Ltd’s Cardiff site to provide an opportunity to conclude final matters ahead of the proposed de-/re-licensing of the site from its previous licensed status to carry out radio-labelled pharmaceutical production activities, to become a smaller site licensed only for the bulk storage of radioactive waste from those activities.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I inspected the newly-installed concrete posts, painted lines and cats’ eyes marking the proposed new site boundary.  I also observed that the vent system which previously crossed the proposed site boundary had now been repositioned to reside entirely within the proposed new site.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate


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

I considered the site boundary markers to be in the correct locations and positions in line with the plans contained within GEHC’s relicensing application.  I also considered the markers to be a proportionate and appropriate means of marking the boundary in compliance with Licence Condition 2(4).

Conclusion of Intervention

ONR explained that it did not expect to encounter any further obstacles to de-/re-licensing as the new site boundary markers had now been demonstrated to be appropriate for their purpose, and all ONR assessments were now almost entirely complete.