Press release

Sellafield Emergency Exercise – Wednesday 6 December 2017

An emergency exercise will be taking place at the Sellafield site on the evening of Wednesday 6 December 2017.

December's emergency exercise at Sellafield will involve activities that may be visible and audible to neighbouring communities.
December's emergency exercise at Sellafield will involve activities that may be visible and audible to neighbouring communities.

The exercise will take place after 7:30pm and will involve activities that may be visible and audible to neighbouring communities.

The site siren may be sounded and the public and agency alert cascade system may be activated. This means that local residents who have registered to receive automated SMS text, email and telephone warnings from us, may be contacted.

Exercise umpires and safety marshalls wearing high visibility clothing might be visible to people off site. The exercise scenario will require the use of blank firearms and low level pyrotechnics which might be audible to neighbouring communities.

At no time will live ammunition be carried by those involved in the exercise.

The exercise scenario may also include the use of simulated casualties and injuries, although this is unlikely to be visible outside of the site boundary.

Emergency exercises are held regularly at all nuclear licensed sites to test their readiness in the event of an emergency.

If you would like any further information please contact us:

Public/stakeholder queries - 07736640682 / 01946 823362

Media queries - 07590 493749 / 019467 86227

Published 4 December 2017