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ONR issues Direction to Heysham 1 Power Station

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has issued a Direction to EDF relating to compliance shortfalls with the Pressure System Safety Regulations (2000) at Heysham 1 Power Station.

A Direction is formal enforcement action which allows ONR to direct a site licensee to take specific actions in order to address compliance shortfalls.

The Direction has been served after an ONR inspection found a number of pressure system components were overdue their scheduled examination.

ONR is satisfied that appropriate mitigation measures were put in place and that nuclear safety was not challenged by this shortfall.

EDF must comply with the Direction by 31 March 2021.