Office for Nuclear Regulation ebulletin: 7 March 2012

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March 2012


Learning lessons from Fukushima: an article by Mike Weightman

A year on from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the UK's Chief Nuclear Inspector and Executive Head of the Office for Nuclear Regulation explains how we are ensuring lessons are learned from Fukushima.
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Management of ageing: a framework for nuclear chemical facilities

A research report on the management of ageing at nuclear chemical facilities has been published. Prepared by TWI Limited, for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the report is a useful resource for anyone involved in assessment of ageing at nuclear chemical facilities.

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Office for Nuclear Regulation shares its expertise in Sweden

Two senior inspectors join an international team of experts to review Sweden's nuclear regulatory framework.

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Day in the life of a nuclear inspector

The Office for Nuclear Regulation is recruiting 80 nuclear safety inspectors over the next two years. Robert Clark joined the Office for Nuclear Regulation in 2010 as a nuclear inspector specialising in radiological protection. Robert takes us through his typical working day.


Office for Nuclear Regulation website survey

We are making some changes to our website and we would like your input. We are running a short survey to find out more about our visitors, what you think about the site, and any improvements you would make. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete and will help us to improve our website, with the aim of making it more appealing and accessible to our visitors. You can access the survey here. The survey will close on Friday 13 April.


Basic Safety Standards for Radiological Protection - 'Community of Interest'

The Office for Nuclear Regulation continues to work with HSE and an established network of stakeholders to understand the impact of a proposed new ‘Basic Safety Standards for Radiological Protection’ (BSS) Directive on the UK. Stakeholders can join an online 'Community of Interest', available via the HSE website, to share information, and to find out about ongoing activities and events. To join the web community, or to nominate somebody, please send their name, organisation and email address to

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An article was published in February's ebulletin referring to Sizewell A. An incorrect image was used showing Sizewell B. We have amended the image on our website.


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