Date(s) of inspection:
- March 2023
Aim of inspection
The aim of the inspection was to conduct a one-day themed inspection relating to the effective management of decommissioning and radioactive waste including a compliance inspection of Licence Conditions (LC) 32, 34 and 35 at the Magnox Ltd Berkeley site.
Subject(s) of inspection
- LC 32 – Accumulation of radioactive waste – rating: Green
- LC 34 – Leakage and escape of radioactive material and radioactive waste – rating: Green
- LC 35 – Decommissioning – rating: Green
Key findings, inspector’s opinions and reasons for judgement made
I carried out a themed Licence Condition (LC)32, LC34 and LC35 inspection at the Magnox Ltd Berkeley site. I reviewed the arrangements for these LCs and was able to establish the “golden thread” in the management system for them. I used the interim storage facility to check for compliance against LC34 and the vault retrievals decommissioning plan for LC35 compliance. I inspected waste records and conducted a site walkdown to inspect accumulations for compliance against LC32 in the interim storage facility.
In my opinion, the Licensee’s arrangements for compliance with LC32, LC34 and LC35 are adequate. My assessment of the interim storage facility demonstrated compliance against LC34 and the vault retrieval decommissioning plan demonstrated compliance against LC35. I inspected waste records and conducted a site walkdown to inspect accumulations for compliance against LC32 and it was my opinion that adequate arrangements had been made and implemented on the site. I therefore concluded that this inspection identified no further matters that may impact significantly on nuclear safety.