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UK nuclear power stations – ‘Stress test’ progress report

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The UK’s nuclear power stations have all started ‘stress tests’ as part of an agreement to test all such facilities across Europe, the Office for Nuclear Regulation confirms today.  Progress reports were required by 15 September, to confirm both that licensees of nuclear power stations had started the tests and that they were on schedule […]

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NuGen signs up to protocol

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The latest organisation to propose building a new nuclear power station has passed an important milestone, signing up to the Regulatory Nuclear Interface Protocol, or RNIP.

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Nuclear Research Index (Safety of operating reactors) 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The NRI is the regulators considered opinion on the need for safety related research relating to operating nuclear reactors. It is produced by ONR, in consultation with licensees. The NRI identifies the overall regulatory challenges, opportunities and objectives for nuclear safety related research and details strategies for 13 technical areas.

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Expert panel for seismic hazard and climate change appointed

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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.

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A busy month at Oldbury

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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.

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Nuclear Project Assessment Reports for Oldbury, Sellafield and Capenhurst

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New PARs are available for viewing for  (Urenco UK Ltd) Oldbury, Sellafield and Capenhurst nuclear power plants.

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LLC Quarter 1 Reports for 2011 for LLWR Drigg and Studsvik

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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.

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Fukushima Report Technical Advisory Panel meeting – May 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

The agenda and summary of the Fukushima Report Technical Advisory Panel meeting held on 6 May 2011 are now available online.

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LLC Q1 2011 Report for Devonport Royal Dockyard and HM Naval Base Devonport

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Local Liaison Committee report for Quarter 1 2011 for Devenport Royal Dockyard and HM Naval base Devenport is now available.

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Project Assessment Report for Heysham Power Station

Friday, July 15, 2011

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.

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The storage of high level liquid waste at Sellafield Ltd

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has revised its strategy for controlling Highly Active Liquor (HAL) stocks at Sellafield

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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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Sellafield Mox Plant PAR summary

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sellafield Limited (SL) sought formal agreement to commence construction, installation and inactive commissioning of the Box Transfer Facility (BTF) in January 2011.

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New Local Liaison Committee / Site Stakeholder group reports

Friday, July 1, 2011

The q1 2011 reports for Hunterson A, Trawsfynydd and Wylfa are now available online.

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RR873 – Beryllium: A review of the health effects and the evidence for screening or surveillance in workers exposed to beryllium

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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.

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Quinquennial review of BAESM’s strategy for decommissioning on the Barrow nuclear licensed site

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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.

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New LLC reports for GE Healthcare Amersham & Cardiff and Sizewell A

Sunday, June 19, 2011

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.

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Approval of Technical Specification Nuclear Safety Requirement 2 amendment to allow the use of Robust Fuel in-reactor at Heysham 1 Power Station

Friday, June 17, 2011

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.

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Consent to a tenancy at will to National Nuclear Laboratories for B22 and B34

Friday, June 3, 2011

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 […]

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Agreement to implement the Category A Modification / experiment on existing plant

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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 […]

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