Duties of Shropshire Council with regard to radiation are to:
- Prepare, review, revise, test and implement an emergency plan for any incident whilst ensuring it complements the other responders' plans who have a role to play in the intervention of a radiation emergency.
- Make arrangements to supply information to members of the public in the event of a radiation emergency actually occurring, however it may occur. These arrangements are intended to cover events such as fallen nuclear-powered satellites; transport accidents; incidents occurring overseas that may also affect Great Britain; as well as from premises subject to REPPIR regulations - (Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001). The attachment on this page - REPPIR 2006 Public Copy - is the plan we will refer to. It will also be referred to as the 'Arrangements for public information to be supplied in the event of a radiation emergency' plan.
- The Emergency Planning Unit liaises with various organisations in the preparation, review, revision, testing and implementation of off-site plans. These organisations include the Emergency Services, Environment Agency, Health Protection Agency Radiological Protection Division and Health Protection Agency. This joint approach works very well and continues to form strong links that will be vital in the event of a Radiation Incident. The strength behind this approach leads to a structured coordinated response.
Emergency Planning Unit
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate