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Uranium Plant, Capenhurst

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contingency plans each of the local authorities between Springfield and Capenhurst has to deal with (a) an accident and (b) an attack on vessels carrying uranium hexofluoride and enriched uranium hexafluoride; and if he will make a statement.

It is the responsibility of local authorities to prepare adequate contingency plans to deal with the effects of an incident whether caused by accident or attack. The police have plans for responding to an attack.