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Welcome to our Nuclear Generation pages. Here you will find information about our business and the policies and strategies that underpin our drive to achieving our ambition of ‘Zero Harm’.

For us this ambition is about more than just keeping our people safe – vitally important though that is.  It’s about achieving zero harm in everything we do, in terms of nuclear safety, personal safety and environmental safety.  Added to that is a determination to cause no harm to the communities that surround our site.

These pages describe the governance of nuclear safety and waste and the operating practices of EDF Energy’s nuclear generation operations in the UK.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, which also has nuclear operations in France and the United States. Each country has its own regulatory regimes and, consequently, specific nuclear policies have been developed in each country. Nevertheless, each nuclear operator within EDF Group exercises the same commitment to nuclear safety and waste management.

We are determined to become more open and transparent with our communities and stakeholders.  We already enjoy an open reporting culture and work closely with the safety, environmental and security regulators, and the communities around our sites.   However recent events at Fukushima in Japan have shined a spotlight on our industry, and it is clear that we must do more in this area.

The nuclear industry is very unusual in the way that it openly shares information across the globe. Through international organisations such as the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) we share information so that we can learn from the experience of others. We also regularly ‘peer review’ other plants and operations internationally. This information is passed freely and frequently to promote behaviours throughout the organisation that support safe and reliable operation.



Scope of disclosures

As a part of our commitment to openness and transparency, we are providing information about the governance of nuclear safety and waste in EDF Energy’s Nuclear Generation business only. Unless specified, this information does not apply to the Nuclear New Build project (NNB Generation Company Limited) given the current stage of development of the project.

The policies described here guide the operating practices of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation’s operations in the UK. EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, which also has nuclear operations in France and the United States. Each country has its own regulatory regimes and, consequently, specific nuclear policies have been developed in each country. Nevertheless, each nuclear operator within EDF Group exercises the same commitment to nuclear safety and waste management.

In 2012, EDF Group created an overarching policy and accompanying management system for nuclear safety and nuclear waste. Policies at a country-level are consistent with, and may exceed, the EDF Group policy. This policy can be found in the document, “Nuclear safety:our overriding priority 2013” dated 27 March 2013.

Nuclear Power Stations »

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. We own and operate eight nuclear power stations in the UK with a combined capacity of almost 9,000 megawatts.

Nuclear Safety & Security »

One of EDF Energy’s key ambitions is to achieve ‘Zero Harm’ – to the people, communities and environment around us, our own employees and our plant.

Nuclear Waste »

Our Zero Harm ambition includes environmental safety and the safe management of radioactive waste and spent fuel from our nuclear licensed sites.

Nuclear Training »

Our training programme creates world-leading nuclear professionals and equips our people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to support a high performing business.

Protecting the Public »

We have a duty to ensure the safety of the public, the environment and our employees in the highly unlikely event of an incident at one of our power stations.