National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) Directed NECSA To Cease Production In NTP Radiochemicals Complex

23 November 2017

On 17 November 2017, the NNR directed NECSA to cease production operations at the NTP Radiochemicals Complex and to conduct an investigation into the management of safety within the facility. This was in response to concerns emanating from Necsa’s failure to adhere to safety requirements and violations of established procedures.

This directive follows on an earlier directive issued to Necsa on 1 November 2017, to cease operations within parts of the facility. In the same directive, the NNR cautioned Necsa that failure to take appropriate action would result in further suspension of activities in the facility. At this stage the NNR can confirm that notwithstanding the violations indicated above, there were no abnormal releases from the facility and hence no concerns relating to public safety.

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