11 Oct '11, 9am

@DECCgovuk

there is no reason to curtail the operation of UK operating sites, although operators should continue to follow the founding principle of continuous improvement there are no fundamental weaknesses in the UK nuclear licensing regime or the safety assessment principles that underpin it, and intention to create the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in statute will further enhance confidence in the UK’s regulatory regime the final report also confirms Dr Weightman's advice at the time of the interim report that he saw no reason to revise the strategic advice given by the regulators on which the Nuclear National Policy Statement was based, or any need to change present siting strategies for new nuclear power stations in the UK the UK practice of periodic safety reviews of licensed sites provides a robust means of ensuring continuous improvement in line with advances in techno...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_79/pn11_7...

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