Office for Nuclear Regulation

LLW Repository (LLWR) Cumbria Inspections for LCs 4 and 5

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

One of a programme of planned inspections at LLWR during 2018/19.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I examined LLWR’s arrangements and procedures for compliance with licence conditions (LC) 4 restrictions on nuclear matter on the site and LC 5 consignment of nuclear matter.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable

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

I interviewed the LC 4 arrangements owner and where available inspected relevant documents provided by LLWR ahead of and during this inspection. I inspected LLWR’s management procedures, sampled consignment records and interviewed key personnel with responsibilities for implementing and monitoring LLWR’s procedures to comply with LC5.  

Conclusion of Intervention

I concurred with LLWR’s recent assurance findings that they did not currently have any standalone documents for compliance with LC4. LLWR is taking remedial action which should be completed easily and quickly.  No significant shortfalls were identified in LLWR’s procedures to comply with LC 5.