Office for Nuclear Regulation

Quarterly statement of nuclear incidents at nuclear installations

A statement on incidents at nuclear installations in Britain which meet Ministerial reporting criteria is reported to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and the Secretary of State for Scotland and is published every quarter by the Health and Safety Executive.

For the period 1 July 2006 to 30 September 2006 there was one incident at a nuclear licensed installation that met the reporting criteria.

Hunterston B Power Station - Reactor 3

Routine inspection of boiler tubes at Hunterston B Reactor 3, during its planned outage under Licence Condition 30, indicated a larger number of defects than was anticipated. The licensee is preparing a safety case to address the finding at Hunterston B Reactor 3, which remains shut down until NII issue a consent for restart of the reactor under Licence Condition 30.

Single copies of statements are available free from the Health and Safety Executive, Nuclear Directorate, Division 4a, Building 4 NG1, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, L20 7HS,