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Nuclear Weapons: Emergencies

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 9807, tabled on 9 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the name, date and location is of each nuclear weapons accident response exercise which (a) has taken place or is planned in 2015 and (b) is scheduled for 2016.

Answered on

16 September 2015

The names, dates and locations of nuclear weapons accident response exercises that have taken place or are scheduled between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016 are provided below:

Exercises Conducted

(1 Jan 2015 to present)

Date

Location

Senator Slick

March 2015

Suffolk

Orange Eagle

June 2015

Berkshire

Osmosis

July 2015

Suffolk

Open Isotope

July 2015

Suffolk

Diamond Dragon

July 2015

Suffolk

Exercises Scheduled

(present to 31 Dec 2016)

Date

Location

Astral Climb / Osmosis

November 2015

Nottinghamshire

Orange Eagle

March 2016

Berkshire

Osmosis

June 2016

Dumfries & Galloway

Open Isotope

June 2016

Dumfries & Galloway

Astral Climb

June 2016

Dumfries & Galloway

Astral Bend / Osmosis

September 2016

Oxfordshire

Open Isotope

September 2016

Oxfordshire