‘Carry on up the Calder’ – Sellafield Given a Year to Get ‘Switched’ On to Electrical Safety!

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is a strange body on the one hand it says Sellafield meets high standards on safety but then issues a safety improvement notice:

“While we are satisfied that Sellafield Ltd is currently meeting the high standards expected with regards to nuclear safety, as a regulator we require sustained improvements in the area of electrical safety.”

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Of course effective electrical systems are vital to all power plants, not least for safety purposes. In the circumstances it seems strange ONR have given Sellafield’s operators a year (until 15th January 2022) to get things up to scratch.

Image: Sellafield

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (27th January 2021)

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