Office for Nuclear Regulation

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.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

This intervention did not include a safety system based inspection.

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

I found evidence that the site arrangements for compliance with the requirements of LC6 and LC25 are adequate.

As part of its decommissioning programme, the licensee is progressively removing hazardous plant and materials from the site.  I inspected the site procedures for sentencing archived records and confirmed that redundant records will be identified and disposed of appropriately, whilst those records required for use during the period of care and maintenance and eventual final site clearance will be retained in accordance with satisfactory arrangements.

Conclusion of Intervention

In the areas I considered during the intervention I found that the implementation of the arrangements for compliance with LC6 and LC25 at Bradwell was to an adequate standard.