Introduction

If you hear of a radiation incident in your area Go in, Stay in and Tune in to local radio or television for information and advice about what actions to take.

All civil and military facilities working with or transporting ionising radiation pose some risk, however remote, to the general public, and as such a radiation emergency could occur anywhere in Somerset.

To make sure that the likelihood of an incident remains very low, stringent licence conditions control its use, while safety regulations ensure that appropriate emergency plans are in place and the public are:

  • Properly informed and prepared in advance about what to do in the unlikely event of a radiation emergency occurring, and
  • Provided with information if there is a radiation emergency.

These regulations are a legal requirement and we work closely with site operators, emergency services and partner agencies to meet them, with the delivery of appropriate plans and arrangements.