International safety experts have given the thumbs up to Sizewell B nuclear power station following a three week review. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which looked at operational safety at the plant in April 2017 as a follow-up to a previous visit in October 2015, praised the station’s “strong safety commitment”. During the original Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission, the team said performance was good at Sizewell B and submitted proposals to operators EDF Energy for further improvements. During the follow-up visit, it concluded that all of the recommendations and suggestions had been completed or satisfactorily progressed and the mission was successful. It concluded that 47% of the issues were fully resolved, and said 53% had achieved satisfactory progress. The team, which included members from Brazil, Canada, USA, Russia and France, said the plant, based at Leiston, had taken “very comprehensive” actions to review its approach to severe accident management.
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