7 pm WEDNESDAY 23rd July 2008
Civic Centre Reading
Nuclear Emergency Planning
A non-political discussion on safety and emergency plans
Principle Civil Contingencies Officer
West Berks. Council
AWE EMERGENCY PLAN
The West Berks. Council Emergency Plan for AWE is on the Council’s website at http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=12156. It was due to be updated this year, but the 2004 version remains the current plan. The risks of a nuclear accident at AWE Aldermaston or Burghfield, or with a convoy on the road, may be small because reasonable precautions are taken by the MoD and AWE. However, the concern is that something will go terribly wrong and a nuclear release to the atmosphere will occur.