Date(s) of inspection:
- January 2023
Aim of inspection
The purpose of this inspection is to seek assurance that Sellafield Limited’s arrangements for compliance with Licence Condition 35 (Decommissioning) are adequately implemented at Magnox Reprocessing Facility (MRF) and comply with the relevant expectations of ONR and the Environment Agency. In particular, this inspection focuses on the preparation and entry into the Post Operational Clean Out (POCO) phase.
This is a joint Environment Agency and ONR inspection.
Subject(s) of inspection
- LC35 – Decommissioning – Rating: Green
Key findings, inspector’s opinions and reasons for judgement made
During the LC35 inspection, I sampled evidence associated with the licensee’s compliance with its formal arrangements for the preparation and delivery of Post Operation Clean Out (POCO) within the Magnox Reprocessing Facility (MRF). In particular, I reviewed the arrangements for resources, safety case transition, operating instructions, training, management of change, communication to workforce and internal assurance.
Overall, based on the evidence sampled, I was satisfied that the MRF is following the Sellafield Limited corporate arrangements for transition to POCO and has adequate governance arrangements in place.
On the basis of the evidence sampled at the time of the inspection, I judge that Sellafield Limited has adequately implemented its arrangements for LC35 in the Magnox Reprocessing Facility. Noting the ONR guidance on inspection ratings, it is my opinion that an inspection rating of Green (no formal action required) is appropriate.