Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Sellafield Ltd makes safety improvements

19 August, 2015

Sellafield Ltd has made safety improvements to operations at the site’s Fuel Handling Plant.

In November 2013 ONR issued Sellafield Ltd with an Improvement Notice as a result of shortfalls in the handling of internal fuel flasks.

These issues, which were identified by the company itself, related to concerns about the level of protection provided to employees and others against the risk of inadvertent exposure to ionising radiation.

In September 2014 ONR agreed to extend the due date for making these improvements in view of the progress Sellafield Limited had made and because ONR was satisfied the company was doing all that was reasonably practicable to address the shortfalls.

Sellafield Ltd has now completed the necessary improvements and ONR has confirmed the Improvement Notice has been complied with.