Letter from ONR to David Autumns: We recognise the decision to permission the restart of Hunterston B Reactor 3 will not be universally welcomed. However, I would like to assure you that our specialist inspectors have spent the past two and a half years thoroughly examining the safety case for this next period of operation. We must, therefore, disagree with your assertion that ONR has “waved through the restart”. This is most certainly not the case – we have required EDF Energy NGL (EDF) to provide substantial evidence to demonstrate the safety of the reactor in a number of key areas. After a detailed and rigorous assessment exercise, which took into account ageing and degradation, our team of specialist inspectors concluded that a safety case that met our regulatory expectations had been provided by EDF.
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