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Category: New nuclear reactors

ONR grants nuclear site licence for new UK power station

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted the first new site licence for a UK nuclear power station in 25 years. NNB Generation Company (NNB GenCo) is proposing to build a new nuclear power station in Somerset.

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ONR publishes Quarterly News – Q1 2012/13

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ONR has published its latest edition of Quarterly News, reflecting the key themes and developments in each programme from April – June 2012.

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New nuclear reactors – Q2 progress report 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This is our latest routine quarterly report on the progress of Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the AP1000 ® and UK EPR™ reactors. It summarises the progress made to date and identifies, all the outstanding GDA Issues based on the completion of our planned assessment.

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GDA Quarterly Report for 1 January – 31 March 2011 published

Monday, May 9, 2011

Following the unprecedented events in Japan, and the Government’s request for Mike Weightman (HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations) to provide reports on the implications and any lessons to be learned for the UK from the events in Japan, this Quarterly Progress Report looks at the likely implications for the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) timescales, […]

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4th HSE/Environment Agency GDA Quarter Report for 2010

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

HSE’s main focus this last quarter has been on progressing the Step 4 assessments for both designs. This included a number of meetings with the Requesting Parties (RPs) to agree what further information they will provide during the coming months.

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Assessing designs for the UK’s next nuclear reactors

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Health and Safety Executive’s Nuclear Directorate (ND) and the Environment Agency continue to work together on the generic design assessment (GDA) of two new nuclear reactor designs that are likely to be developed in the UK – EDF and AREVA’s UK EPR and Westinghouse’s AP1000.

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HSE close UK EPR Control and Instrumentation (C&I) Architecture Regulatory Issue RI-UKEPR-0002 (EDF/AREVA)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In April 2009 HSE’s Nuclear Directorate (ND) placed a Regulatory Issue (RI) on EDF and AREVA on the topic of the EPR Control and Instrumentation (C&I) System.

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Quarterly Report for Generic Design Assessment (GDA) published

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kevin Allars, Director of New Build GDA at the HSE, and Joe McHugh, Head of Radioactive Substances Regulation at the Environment Agency, have today published the third Quarterly Report for 2010 (July–September).

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Third Report of the GDA Process Review Board

Monday, September 27, 2010

The HSE has published its response to the third report of the independent Generic Design Assessment (GDA) Process Review Board

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Generic Design Assessment of new nuclear reactors seminar

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This seminar formed part of our consultations on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of two new nuclear reactor designs (AP1000 submitted by Westinghouse and UK EPR submitted by EDF and AREVA). The consultations were launched on 28 June 2010 and will close on 18 October 2010.

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April-June 2010 quarterly report for GDA published

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kevin Allars, Director of New Build GDA at the HSE, and Joe McHugh, Head of Radioactive Substances Regulation at the

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Environment Agency consultation on its Generic Design Assessment findings so far

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Environment Agency has today launched a consultation on their preliminary conclusions following their detailed assessment so far of the EDF and AREVA UK EPR and Westinghouse AP1000 new nuclear plant designs.

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Guidance on the Management of GDA Outcomes

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Guidance on the management of the outcomes of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA).

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Quarterly Report for GDA published Jan-Mar 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kevin Allars, Director of New Build GDA at the HSE, and Joe McHugh, Head of Radioactive Substances Regulation at the Environment Agency, have today published the first Quarterly Report for 2010 (Jan – Mar).

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HSE raise Regulatory Issue (RI) against Westinghouse’s AP1000 nuclear reactor design

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The HSE’s Nuclear Directorate, the UK’s nuclear safety and security regulator, has raised a Regulatory Issue (RI) against Westinghouse’s AP1000 nuclear reactor design,

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Fourth GDA Quarterly Report for 2009 published

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kevin Allars, Director of New Build GDA at the HSE, and Joe McHugh, Head of Radioactive Substances Regulation at the Environment Agency, have today published the fourth Quarterly Report for 2009

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Podcast – HSE in 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In this episode: HSE Chair Judith Hackitt reflects on the key events and changes to British occupational health and safety in the last 12 months.

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NGO’s seminar – Questions and Answers 25 June 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Questions and answers  from the NGO’s seminar, attended by representatives from Non-Government Organisations, the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency

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HSE reports on nuclear reactor designs

Friday, November 27, 2009

Interim assessment reports for two nuclear power station designs being considered for construction in the UK

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Step 3 reports – assessment of new nuclear power stations

Friday, November 27, 2009

HSE have published a number of reports following Step 3 of the assessment process for new power station designs.

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