A report published today by the Office for Nuclear Regulation confirms that
The independent nuclear safety and civil nuclear security regulator has conducted a thorough review of progress made in responding to the recommendations made by the UK chief nuclear inspector, Mike Weightman, in his report to Government, and to the outcomes of 'stress tests' reviews.
Today's publication fulfils a commitment made in October last year to provide a report on progress against 38 recommendations highlighted in Dr Weightman's report to the UK Government. It also reports on progress against findings in two 'stress test' reports - one which was requested by the European Council, relating to nuclear power stations only, and another for all other UK facilities, undertaken at the instruction of Dr Weightman.
"All those involved have responded positively, shown commitment to addressing the issues and, importantly, have made significant progress in delivering many of the safety benefits offered by implementation of the learning from the
Dai-ichi event and the stress test reviews." Fukushima
"The Office for Nuclear Regulation will continue to monitor progress, assess proposals, inspect and report on implementation through its operational regulatory programmes, and, if necessary, consider enforcement action to ensure that appropriate measures are implemented."
ONR staff have recorded almost 6,000 man days against work associated with compiling and monitoring progress on the outcomes of the three separate reports published by ONR since the
The report is available here.