Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Monthly archives: July 2018

ONR to prosecute AWE

July 25, 2018

Charge relates to an electrical incident

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Big Bang 2018: inspiring the regulators of the future

July 23, 2018

Building an effective pipeline for future regulatory capacity in the long-term is a key part of our recruitment strategy, so we were delighted to lend our support to this year’s ‘Big Bang’ event to encourage more young people to get involved in STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Thousands of school children attended […]

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Establishing a domestic safeguards regime

July 23, 2018

We’ve made considerable progress in setting up a UK State System of Accountancy and Control (SSAC), which will provide a domestic safeguards regime after the UK exits Euratom: it’s one of our top ten priorities in our 2018/19 Corporate Plan. The Nuclear Safeguards Bill, the legislation which will give us the legal powers to set […]

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Busting the money myths

July 23, 2018

With approximately 95% of our charges being recovered from those we regulate, transparency and accuracy are vital, and we want to ensure our stakeholders have confidence and trust in us to get things right. Only by understanding and listening to the issues and concerns of the industry can we seek to address them, so we […]

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Improving our engagement with the NGO community

July 23, 2018

We were delighted to welcome fifteen members of the NGO community, representing eleven different organisations to Birmingham in March, for this year’s first ONR/NGO forum. We’ve been working with the forum to clarify how we engage, put in place co-chairing arrangements and agree priority topics for future discussion. We now have two forum meetings a year, […]

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UK receives a ‘good practice’ at Joint Convention

July 23, 2018

Peer review is essential to enhancing safety standards. A delegation from ONR supported the UK’s contribution to the 6th review meeting of the Joint Convention, the world’s leading international forum for ensuring society and the environment are protected from hazards arising from spent fuel and radioactive waste. As one of only six nations in the […]

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ONR’s 2017/18 annual report published

July 23, 2018

Providing efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry, and holding it to account on behalf of the public, isn’t just a mission statement in our strategic plans; it’s fundamental to the work we do, day in, day out, all year long. We published our annual report in June, looking back on our regulatory activities. […]

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IRRS Mission to the UK announced at our industry conference

July 23, 2018

We were pleased to welcome over 85 delegates to our industry conference in May, themed “public safety – everyone’s responsibility”. With representatives from licensees, technical consultants and government, it was an opportunity to listen and learn, share our 2018/19 Plan and progress towards our 2020 strategic aims and beyond… and hear a government announcement. In […]

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Format NDT Ltd complies with Improvement Notice

July 20, 2018

ONR can confirm that Format NDT Ltd from St Helens, Merseyside, has met the requirements of an Improvement Notice, served following a transport compliance inspection in March 2018. At the time of the inspection the company had not carried out a suitable and sufficient radiation risk assessment in relation to its work. ONR regulates the […]

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Update – Prosecution of Sellafield Ltd

July 20, 2018

Hearing has now been re-scheduled for 16 August

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