Chemical and Nuclear Sites in Cumbria

Control of Major Accident Hazards - COMAH

To ensure that arrangements are in place to deal with the off-site consequences of an incident at the site however unlikely, Cumbria County Council produce an off-site emergency plan. This is a requirement under the Control of Major Accident Hazards 1999 (as amended) - known as COMAH.

All persons and organisations within the Public Information Zone around the site have been issued with information on what to do in the event of an off-site emergency. To view these action cards see below:

Centrica - Emergency Action Card (PDF 2.3MB)

Centrica - What to do in an emergency booklet (PDF 289KB)

 

MOD Longtown - Emergency Action Card (PDF 74KB)

MOD Longtown - What to do in an emergency booklet (PDF 939KB)

 

 Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Regulation - REPPIR

To ensure that arrangements are in place to deal with the off-site consequences of an incident, however unlikely, Cumbria 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.

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. To view these action cards see below:

BAE Systems - Emergency Action Card (PDF 91KB)

BAE Systems - What to do in a radiation emergency booklet (PDF 182KB)

 

Sellafield - Emergency Action Card (PDF 82KB)

Sellafield - What to do in a radiation emergency booklet (PDF 382KB)

 

Further Information on Sellafield

Sellafield Exercises (Site siren may be sounded on these dates)

  • Wednesday 4th October 2017        Level 1/Level 2 ONR Demonstration exercise

  • Wednesday 6th December 2017    Level 1 ONR Demonstration exercise

Telephone Warning and Informing Service

Sign up for Sellafield warning system, urges County Council

 

Cumbria County Council is encouraging people living near Sellafield to sign up for a FREE automated telephone warning system. The system provides a warning in the highly unlikely event of an emergency at the Sellafield site and people can register at Telephone Warning System Registration

 

People living the following villages are eligible:

 

         Calder Bridge

         Haile

         Ponsonby

         Wellington

         Gosforth

         Drigg

         Holmrook

         Seascale

         Braystones

         Nethertown

         Middletown

         Thornhill

         Beckermet

 

If you live in the CA postcodes 18, 19, 20, 21& 22 you may also be eligible for this free and valuable service. In addition you can receive updates via text messages, e-mail and mobile calls on exercises that take place.

The call from the council follows work undertaken by the Office for Nuclear Regulation in January 2014 when they reviewed their process for revising the Detailed Emergency Planning Zones around UK civil nuclear establishments. This revision came from lessons learnt from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in 2011 and has had a considerable impact in how Cumbria County Council, Sellafield Ltd and the emergency services plan for an incident on the west coast.

The size of the emergency planning area differs site by site in the UK, with consideration given to individual factors associated with each site. The Detailed Emergency Planning Zone for Sellafield covers an area ranging from approximately 6km - 8km from the centre of the site.

If you do not have access to the internet you may wish to ask a friend or neighbour to assist or you in signing up for the service.

If you wish to enquire if you are eligible to sign up for the Sellafield Warning and Informing Service or have any other queries please contact Cumbria County Council Resilience Unit