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Emergency Plans

The Emergency Planning Service produces a number of plans to deal with emergencies such as:

  • Chemical Incidents, including those falling under the COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazard) Regulations
  • Incidents at Nuclear Installations - as required under the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations
  • Incidents involving major gas or oil pipelines
  • Coastal and Maritime Incidents
  • Fuel Shortages
  • Animal Diseases
  • Flooding
  • CBRN incidents (Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear).

We also produce the Lancashire County Council Guidance for Responding to Emergencies in addition to plans and guidance which may be called on to deal with the consequences of any of the above emergencies.

  • Emergency Centre Plans - including Family and Friends Centres, Survivor Centres and Humanitarian Assistance Centres
  • Provision of Emergency Mortuaries
  • Dealing with the Media Faith Plan

 

Heysham Power Station

Lancashire County Council Plan for Mitigating the Consequences of a Nuclear Off-Site Emergency

For information about Heysham Power Station click here.
                                                    
To ensure that arrangements are in place to deal with the off-site consequences of an incident at the stations, however unlikely, Lancashire County Council produce an off-site emergency plan. This is a requirement under the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulation 2001 – known as REPPIR.
 
For information about these regulations go to the following link.
 
The off-site plan is in addition to the company on-site plan and is developed by the County Council working with a number of organisations including Lancaster City Council, emergency services, health organisations and staff from British Energy. The plan is designed to protect the public and environment from any radiation emergency which may have off-site consequences.
 
All persons and organisations within the Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ) around the stations have been issued with information on what to do in the event of an Off-Site Nuclear Emergency. In the event of an Off-Site Nuclear Emergency the public within the DEPZ would be advised to shelter indoors and take potassium iodate tablets.
 
The tablets act by “topping up” the thyroid gland with stable (non-radioactive) iodine in order to reduce accumulation of radioactive iodine that may be released to the environment.
 
Additional stocks of Potassium Iodate tablets are available to be issued following an emergency. These tablets will be issued on the advice of UK Department of Health.
 
Further information can be obtained from the following site.
 
A key part of the off-site plan relates to giving information to people who live and work in the immediate vicinity of the site (known as the Detailed Emergency Planning Zone DEPZ – a distance of approximately 1km from the site).  Security protocols mean that a substantial part of the off-site plan cannot be placed in the public domain. However if you require further information please contact:
 
Lancashire County Council Emergency Planning Service
 
01772 537 902
 
 
Additional Information
 
Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group (chaired by Department of Energy and Climate Change)
 
Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group (chaired by Department of Energy and Climate Change) Media Fact Sheets.
 
 

Springfields Fuels Ltd

Local Authority plans for mitigating the consequences of a nuclear off-site emergency

For information regarding the site click here
 
To ensure that arrangements are in place to deal with the off-site consequences of an incident at the site, however unlikely, the Lancashire County Council produce an off-site emergency plan. This is a requirement under the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulation 2001 – known as REPPIR.
 
The off-site plan is in addition to the company on-site plan and is developed by the County Council working with a number of organisations including Fylde Borough Council, emergency services, health organisations and staff from Springfields. The plan is designed to protect the public and environment from any radiation emergency which may have off-site consequences.
 
A key part of the off-site plan relates to giving information to people who live and work in the immediate vicinity of the site (known as the Detailed Emergency Planning Zone DEPZ – a distance of approximately 1.2km from the site).  Security protocols mean that a substantial part of the off-site plan cannot be placed in the public domain. However if you require further information please contact
 
Lancashire County Council Emergency Planning Service
01772 537 902
 
Or
 
Springfields Community Relations
 

Additional Information

 

 

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