The Hopeless Sizewell Nuclear Emergency Plan Review – Our Submission

Thanks to our member, Peter Lanyon, we have made a comprehensive 3-page submission on behalf of our Campaign to the so-called ‘Suffolk Resilience Forum’ [SRF) run by the Suffolk County and Suffolk Coastal District Councils.

In our submission we have pointed out the total inadequacy of the SRF’s proposal to extend the present 2.4Km. evacuation radius around the two Sizewell nuclear plants to a mere 4Km -the Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ), with a Precautionary Emergency Planning Zone (PEPZ) out to 15km.

We have shown – in the light of the Fukushima disaster – how appallingly inadequate the SRF proposals are, and we are pressing for a DEPZ of at least 30km, although this could well be overwhelmed in the event of a nuclear meltdown.

Our submission ends with the following: ‘The best thing you (the SRF) can do straightaway is to lessen the risk, by urging the shutting down of Sizewell B and saying no to any new nuclear build.’

Our submission is on our website: (http://shutdown-sizewell.org.uk/submission-on-sizewell-emergency-arrangements-to-suffolk-resilience-forum-from-the-shut-down-sizewell-campaign/)