Last week the UK national nuclear regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) published its 2020 Annual Report. Such documents rarely contain much of interest, as they are so carefully edited, so as not to reveal anything reputationally damaging about the organization on whose affairs its reports. I have read this year’s ONR annual report, and below offer some comments on what I regard as the matters glossed over, or omitted, which distort the real picture I have been following nuclear regulation for two decades, and the for past two years, I have been a member of the ONR Chief Nuclear Inspector’s Independent Advisory Panel. None of my insights into this report arise from my participation on the CNI-IAP, which last met on 1st October, and whose discussions are currently confidential.
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Published earlier this year, ONR’s Strategy 2020-25, laid out our commitment to inspire stakeholder confidence by engaging with a wide range of views, learning from others, and working openly and transparently. As part of that commitment, we have published our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy 2020-25, as well as the results from our last survey of stakeholder attitudes. The Stakeholder Engagement Strategy 2020-25 PDF outlines how we will widen and diversify our stakeholder base by expanding our networks to enhance understanding of our work, how we will build on our responsibility to the public to be open and transparent in our regulation, and how we will increase public involvement in the development of our plans, priorities and decisions.
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