Berkeley Site

In the very unlikely event of a large aircraft crashing directly on the Active Waste Vaults at Berkeley Site, the potential risk of any health and environmental impacts are most likely to be from the aircraft crash and fire rather than from radiation. Any radiation released would not be at a level to cause harm to the general public.

The public will be advised what to do via local radio, emergency services and County/District Council’s web sites and social media channels. Any such advice is likely to be to follow three simple steps to ‘Go In, Stay In, Tune In’.

Go In – go indoors, close doors and windows and shut down any ventilation systems if safe to do so.

Stay In – stay indoors until you know more about the situation and are given any other advice or the ‘all clear’ by the emergency services or authorities.

Tune In – tune into local radio and emergency services and the Council’s websites and social media channels to find out more about what is happening. BBC Radio Gloucestershire (104.7FM, 95.0FM, 95.8FM) and other local radio stations will broadcast messages advising people of the current situation and what action they should take.

Page updated: 27/10/2020 Page updated by: Civil Protection Team

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