Amendments to Dungeness ‘A’ Site Emergency Plan

Magnox  has requested that the regulator approves amendments to the Dungeness A Site Emergency Plan. 

In December 2006, the two nuclear reactors on the Dungeness A Nuclear Licensed Site were permanently shutdown and the site has subsequently entered the defuelling and decommissioning (D&D) phase. 

The number of types of on-site conditions that have the potential to result in a site incident or off-site nuclear emergency has significantly reduced following the depressurisation of both reactors, the removal of the requirement for forced cooling of the reactors, and the removal of bulk stores of CO2 from the site.

As a result, the timescales over which an on-site condition might develop into an off-site emergency are significantly increased.

The project assessment report can be seen here.

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