Office for Nuclear Regulation

Orano TN, USA – Transport, Inspection ID: IR-52004

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • October 2022

Aim of inspection

Roadside compliance inspection of vehicle travelling from France to Springfields Fuels Ltd.

Subject(s) of inspection

  • Transport (Nuclear) 7 Safe Carriage of Packages – Rating: Green

Key findings, inspector’s opinions and reasons for judgement made

The inspector carried out a roadside compliance inspection of an ORANO TN vehicle transporting 5 UF6 cylinders from France to a UK Dutyholder.

The inspection was carried out at the start of the driver’s regulatory rest stop which had been pre-identified as a suitable location for the inspection.

During the inspection the following areas were covered:

  • Driver training
  • Vehicle equipment
  • Vehicle placarding and marking
  • Transport Documentation

Due to the vehicle being curtain sided and security sealed it was not possible to inspect the packages for correct stowage, marking or labelling – However a surface dose measurement identified the location of the packages and recorded an acceptable level.

All the items checked met the requirements of the regulations and the vehicle was allowed on it’s way.


I was content that all aspects of documentation, vehicle equipment and placard/plates were in compliance with the regulations.