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Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B periodic safety review

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) has completed its independent assessment of the second Periodic Safety Reviews (PSR) for the nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B. the main conclusion is that the PSR, as submitted, has a number of significant shortfalls. Nevertheless, the issues arising are not immediate concerns for nuclear safety and it is appropriate that operation should be allowed to continue whilst a remedial programme of work is progressed for each station. the conclusions from NII’s assessment have been described and communicated to British Energy Generation LTD. (BE), the licensee, via a decision letter to each of the relevant station directors. This project overview report gives some background to the regulatory decision and explains the list of NII findings requiring substantive work from the licensee and puts it into context with other ongoing work at the two stations.

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