Office for Nuclear Regulation

System Based Inspection - Wet Vaults

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this inspection was to confirm that the requirements of the safety case are being adequately implemented for radioactive waste retrieval and sorting operations within the Wet Vaults at Hinkley Point A.  This was one of a series of planned inspections for 2018/19.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

A Systems Based Inspection was carried out to check compliance with the following licence condition in relation to the Wet Vaults:

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable.

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

I found that the licensee:

Conclusion of Intervention

It is my judgement that Magnox Ltd, at the Hinkley Point A site, has adequately implemented the requirements of the safety case in respect of the radioactive waste Wet Vault retrieval and sorting operations.