HMI Decline Request for Nuclear Fire Safety Information at this Time

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

The Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations (HMI) has deferred a response to a Celtic League query about fire safety at nuclear plants which we submitted to him in November (see link):

https://www.celticleague.net/news/renewed-nuclear-fire-safety-concerns/

The League raised the renewed concerns about fire safety in relation to Heysham nuclear plant and the Sellafield site.

The HMI have said they will publish a comprehensive report covering the period 2001 – (March) 2014 (and thereafter on an annual basis).

They also say that “Final consultation is taking place with duty holders, and as such immediate disclosure undermine the pre-publication procedures”.

They also advise that the League can if it wishes appeal the decision to withhold the information to the information Commissioner.

However the Celtic League has declined to proceed down that avenue. We have however asked the HMI for a clearer time-frame within which the information will be made public.

Related nuclear fire safety articles at the Celtic League main archive here:

https://www.celticleague.net/news/iaea-quized-on-nuclear-ship-fire/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/nuclear-regulator-seeks-fire-safety-improvements-at-dounreay/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/nuclear-plant-fires-is-there-a-culture-of-complacency/

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information

05/01/15

(Please note that replies to correspondence received by the League and posted on CL News are usually scanned hard copies. Obviously every effort is made to ensure the scanning process is accurate but sometimes errors do occur.)

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