Nuclear accident plan for visiting forces

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Dear Isle of Wight Council,

Could you please provide me with information about what information the Council holds concerning emergency plans in the event of a nuclear accident ( for either reactor and nuclear weapons) involving the American nuclear powered aircraft carrier the George W Bush

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

Crew, Emily, Isle of Wight Council

Dear Mr Dawson,

 

Re: Information Request CRM Ref.

 

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Emily Crew.

 

Emily Crew | Contact Centre

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Dear Crew, Emily,

Just to clarify my request I wrote "for either reactor and nuclear weapons" this was meant to be for either "reactor or nuclear weapons"

Yours sincerely,

Fred WP Dawson

Crew, Emily, Isle of Wight Council

Dear Mr Dawson,

 

Re: Information Request CRM Ref. iw17/7/36175

 

Thank you for your information request dated 28^th July 2017.

 

Please find below the information you have requested.

 

This information is held in the public domain
([1]https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/docume...
and is managed by the Portsmouth and Southampton City Council’s Emergency
Planning teams as the initial public-authority responders. 

 

The provision of these plans is required to meet UK statutory requirements
(the Radiation [Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Regulations
2001]) as is the requirement to demonstrate the adequacy of these plans to
the Office for Nuclear Regulation on a regular basis.

 

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Yours sincerely

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Dear Crew, Emily,

Thank you your reply to my FOI, but does not provide the information asked for. The information given refers to UK nuclear powered submarines and is based around an accident or incident involving a UK reactor. I was asking about the GWB US nuclear powered aircraft carrier which may well have a different fission product inventory compared to a UK submarine. You provided no information as to nuclear weapon accident.

Yours sincerely,

Fred WP Dawson

Crew, Emily, Isle of Wight Council

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Dear Mr Dawson,

A response, by the Isle of Wight Council, to a nuclear accident of this nature would be in line with the Council's Emergency Response Plan (redacted copy attached). This plan is generic and would be adapted to meet the needs of the response.

The Council's response would form part of a wider co-ordinated multi-agency response, in line with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum's (the LRF) Emergency Response Arrangements, these arrangements define the strategic and tactical structures that would be established, including the establishment of a multi-disciplinary Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC - the role of the STAC being to outline the arrangements for the provision and co-ordination of appropriate health advice and guidance, both public and environmental) - a public facing version of this plan is not currently available.

Further plans and arrangements that would be enacted for such a response would be the LRFs warning and Informing Plan (developed and owned by Hampshire Constabulary) and Radiation Monitoring Unit Arrangements (developed and owned by Public Health England).

Additional sources of information for a nuclear accident of this nature could be the Senior Information officer (SPRO) Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

Kind Regards,

Emily Crew.

Emily Crew | Contact Centre
Isle of Wight Council | Shared Services Centre | County Hall | Newport | PO30 1UD
Tel: 01983 821000 | Email: [email address]

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