A meeting between non goverment organistations and ONR took place on 5 July 2011 in London. The minutes are now available online.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has established a panel of experts to advise the nuclear safety and security regulator on seismic hazard and climate change. This was identified as a need before the tragic events at Fukushima, and ONR wanted to ensure the right people were selected to get quality, credible, independent advice.
Oldbury Nuclear Power Station saw plenty of regulatory activity in the last few weeks as the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has been engaged in regulation of an extension to the operating lifetime of Reactor 1, installation of safety-improving equipment and de-licensing of a major part of its nuclear licensed site.
New PARs are available for viewing for (Urenco UK Ltd) Oldbury, Sellafield and Capenhurst nuclear power plants.
Local Liaison Committee (LLC) Quarterly reports for Q1 2011 for Low Level Waste Repository Drigg and Studsvik metal recycling facility are now available for viewing.
The agenda and summary of the Fukushima Report Technical Advisory Panel meeting held on 6 May 2011 are now available online.
The Local Liaison Committee report for Quarter 1 2011 for Devenport Royal Dockyard and HM Naval base Devenport is now available.
British Energy, the owner and operator (known as the licensee) of Heysham 2 power station, has requested that the regulator agrees to the implementation of the Essential Systems Outage Program (ESOP) risk monitor as a replacement for the existing risk monitor (Essential Systems Status Monitor (ESSM)) at Heysham 2.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has revised its strategy for controlling Highly Active Liquor (HAL) stocks at Sellafield
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.
Sellafield Limited (SL) sought formal agreement to commence construction, installation and inactive commissioning of the Box Transfer Facility (BTF) in January 2011.
The q1 2011 reports for Hunterson A, Trawsfynydd and Wylfa are now available online.
RR873 – Beryllium: A review of the health effects and the evidence for screening or surveillance in workers exposed to beryllium
A review of the health effects and the evidence for screening or surveillance in workers exposed to beryllium. As exposure limits for beryllium have decreased, so has the incidence and severity of chronic beryllium disease.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation has completed a review of the strategy for nuclear decommissioning on the site licensed to BAE Systems Marine Limited (BAESM) in Barrow-in-Furness.
The Q1 2011 quarterly Local Liaison Committee (LLC) / Site Stakeholder Group (SSG) Reports for GE Healthcare Amersham & Cardiff and Sizewell A are now available online.
Approval of Technical Specification Nuclear Safety Requirement 2 amendment to allow the use of Robust Fuel in-reactor at Heysham 1 Power Station
British Energy, the owner and operator (known as the licensee) of Heysham 1 Power Station, has requested that the regulator approves NSR 2 amendments so that Robust Fuel may be loaded into the Heysham 1 Power Station reactors.
HSE has specific powers under the nuclear site licence conditions for the control of licensees’ activities. The following information relates to where the licensee must not let, convey, assign or transfer any part of their site to a third party without obtaining HSE’s consent. The licensee at Sellafield wish for a tenancy at will of [...]
Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd (DRDL), the site Licensee at Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth, has requested the Executive’s agreement to implement a modification to the activities defined in the current Submarine Refit Complex (SRC) Plant Safety Case. Their submission justifies the use of the Welding Argon Purge Rig for welding on PWR1 Nuclear Steam Raising Plant [...]
Local Liaison Committee reports for Capenhurst (Sellafield Limited), Capenhurst (Urenco UK Limited), Dungeness ‘A’, Hartlepool, Rosyth Royal Dockyard Limited & Rosyth Royal Dockyard and Sizewell A are now available online.
Mike Weightman, executive head of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, is leading an international team of nuclear experts on a mission to Japan to gather facts on the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.