London Resilience

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4973
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is there a disaster response plan in place for London in the case of an incident involving the major release of radiation from a nuclear power plant? If no plan is in place, will you task the London Resilience Partnership to draw up such a plan?

Answer

Answer for London Resilience

Answer for London Resilience

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Resilience Partnership has assessed that there is no direct and immediate risk to London from the release of a radio-active substance from a nuclear reactor because London is not within the emergency planning zones for any nuclear reactors. 

The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations (REPPIR) of 2001 provides a framework for the protection of the public from radiation accidents. It directs local authorities, whether or not they have REPPIR premises within their area, to prepare plans to provide information to the public should there be a radiation release as a result of any incident. In London, LFEPA is the designated Planning Authority for REPPIR.