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Energy Act 2013

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Powers exercisable in relation to particular articles or substances or in particular circumstances

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11(1)An authorised inspector may cause any article or substance in relevant premises—

(a)to be dismantled;

(b)to be tested;

(c)to have any other process applied to it.

(2)The inspector may exercise any of those powers only if it appears to the inspector—

(a)that the article or substance has caused, or is likely to cause, danger to health or safety, or

(b)that it is desirable to do so for the nuclear security purposes.

(3)Before exercising a power in this paragraph, the inspector must consult anyone whom the inspector considers it appropriate to consult about the dangers (if any) of what is proposed.

(4)Anything done to the article or substance under this paragraph must not damage or destroy it unless in the circumstances that is unavoidable for the relevant purpose.

(5)If requested by a person who has responsibilities in relation to the relevant premises, and is on the premises, the inspector must allow anything done to the article or substance under this paragraph to be done in that person’s presence, unless the inspector considers that that would be prejudicial to national security.

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