Improvement Notice served at Heysham Nuclear Power Station for shortfalls in safety procedures. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served an Improvement Notice on EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd (EDF Energy) for shortfalls in safety procedures at Heysham 2 Power Station in Lancashire. The notice was served after some of the equipment which is used to measure reactor power was incorrectly configured during the reactor’s restart process following a planned outage in April 2020. Operators quickly detected the error during the start-up process at very low power, and the restart was safely aborted. A range of other safety barriers remained in place at the time of the incident, including other equipment to independently measure reactor power, and the safety of workers and the public was not compromised.
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