Magnox Ltd. have an onsite emergency plan in place to respond to any emergencies at Berkeley Site. Magnox staff are trained to respond to emergencies at the site and regularly test their arrangements.
Under the previous REPPIR 2001 legislation, Gloucestershire Council was required to have an emergency plan to deal with any off site impacts of an emergency at Berkeley Site. In 2017, the Office for Nuclear Regulation formally confirmed that a plan was not needed, as a radiation emergency was no longer reasonably foreseeable at Berkeley Site, so the plan was withdrawn.
The revised REPPIR 19 requirement to consider events that are very unlikely but could potentially lead to a radiation emergency, means that Gloucestershire County Council is again required to have an offsite emergency plan for Berkeley Site.
The plan provides a framework to coordinate the response by the emergency services and other organisations in the highly unlikely event of a radiation emergency occurring at Berkeley Site. The plan is supported by a number of other tried and tested Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) emergency plans.
If you would like to see a copy of the offsite emergency plan for Berkeley Site please contact Gloucestershire County Council Civil Protection Team firstname.lastname@example.org