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Nuclear Installations: Emergencies

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 21556, tabled on 7 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what actions have been undertaken in response to finding reference TRF0195 of the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator's assessment of the Astral Climb 12 nuclear emergency exercise; and on what dates each such action was closed out.

Answered on

15 January 2016

Finding TRF 195 from the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator's assessment of Exercise Astral Climb 2012 called for documented arrangements to be reviewed and updated to reflect two changes in practice: the responsibility for the medical response and the monitoring instrumentation. This action was completed in August 2013. The finding also called for a review of Convoy and Station Nuclear Emergency Organisation Team response arrangements; this review was carried out in 2015.