Sizewell Emergency Plan Review: Yet Further Delay

Readers of our News 181 (September 2012) will know that, despite an undergoing given locally last April at a public meeting by the Office of Nuclear Regulation (the ONR) to respond quickly to the public’s voiced grave concerns about the total inadequacy of the current emergency plans, nothing has happened.

There will be yet another public consultation lasting 3 months but only after a review nationally by the ONR – when? The local Suffolk County Council emergency plans officer is sill unable to give any information as to when he will be in possession of the ONR review’s findings – and yet Sizewell B is allowed to continue operation (see frontispiece) in what may be a potentially catastrophic situation.