Emergency Procedures in London
The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) have said that over the twenty years that nuclear fuel flask traffic has been moved by rail no significant mishap has ever occurred (see Chapter 7). It therefore follows that the emergency services, by which I mean the fire brigade, ambulance and police, have not had to deal with serious incidents involving the movement of this fuel. Consequently our contingency plans for dealing with such mishaps are based on information provided by the authorities and from lessons learned in practice exercises. However, the emergency services in London have great experience in dealing with a wide range of catastrophes and it is around this experience that the new procedures are developed and tested. I shall concentrate on procedures used by the Metropolitan Police.
KeywordsEmergency Service Emergency Procedure Contingency Plan Major Incident Fire Brigade
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