As another defence nuclear emergency planning exercise raises concerns with the nuclear regulator, NFLA calls for an urgent review of defence site safety and emergency arrangements. The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) notes with concern reports published in The Herald, and detailed in The Ferret that outline a recent demand by the UK nuclear regulator for the repeat of parts of an emergency planning exercise at Rosyth after failings were found. For NFLA, such news is part of a growing body of evidence which suggests more systemic concerns around defence site nuclear safety may require attention. It calls on a joint review to be held on nuclear emergency planning arrangements by the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to allay public concern and to seek significant improvements.
NFLA 18th Jan 2016 read more »