Warning as nuke subs come back

#1
THOUSANDS of Portland residents are to be given information packs telling them what to do in a nuclear emergency.

The Ministry of Defence is taking a range of measures in response to the reinstatement of visits by Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarines to Portland Port.

Tomorrow it will start the distribution of the booklets to around 4,300 people living within a 2km radius of the Portland berth.


The guides will inform them of the relevant hazards and contingency plans in the very unlikely' event of an accident involving a nuclear-powered vessel.

The MoD teamed up with Portland Port, Dorset County Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council to draw up the emergency response plans in accordance with the Radiation (Emergency Prepared-ness and Public Information) Regulations 2001.

The contingency plan will be similar to one already in existence for Southampton that covers areas such as media warning strategies, inter-agency response and the distribution of potassium iodate tablets (PITs).

The Southampton plan, Soton-Safe, also gives residents advice on what to do if the worst should happen. It says: 'Those residents living within an area up to 2km downwind from the berth will be advised to take shelter indoors and take the tablets if/when directed. Those working or in transit within the 2km zone downwind should self evacuate the area'.

http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.1268426.0.warning_as_nuke_subs_come_back.php
 

x4nd

Lantern Swinger
#2
That’s all standard stuff. There are (or were at least) several berths around the UK where a nuclear powered vessel could dock, all with similar emergency plans.
 
#3
Heard a lad at Cally talking about that. Nuclear stuff shits me up.

Now, the real issue is this: How should you pronounce the word 'nuclear'? I say it should be pronounced nuclear :)
 
#5
Dunno. Being born at the end of the cold war? :) I think because nuclear warfare isn't something that many people know anything about. Interesting though!
 
#6
Nuclear.

The old town boasts chlorine gas plant. Dirty smelly animal rendering plant. Sewage incinerator! Another four chemical yards not forgetting the chemical tanker road fleet that cleaned with wrong chemicals and gassed the local brickyard workers. All these have a warning siren tested on certain days of the week once a month.

The chlorine gas plant was refused a permit but the knobheads in the house of snores overruled and gave the go ahead. Easily done if you are not living there is it not!!!
 

x4nd

Lantern Swinger
#7
snapdragon said:
Dunno. Being born at the end of the cold war? :) I think because nuclear warfare isn't something that many people know anything about. Interesting though!
The word Nuclear scares lots of people. People associate it with nuclear weapons and reactor accidents. In truth radiation is all around us, it’s only dangerous if you’re exposed to large amounts of it. The paint used in old wristwatch luminous dials was radioactive; people wore these for years without being bothered by it.
 
#8
Oh yeah, i know, don't get me wrong! It's just got this odd, creepy, interesting feel about the word. I don't fear it or anything, just kind of makes me think! If i worked on a boat i think i'd be really interested.

Powerful though, used in certain ways.
 
#9
It's got to be pronounced "nucular". After all, George Dubyah couldn't possibly be wrong, could he?


Used to fish off the jetty at Coulport. You should have seen the size of the mackerel we caught, although we didn't eat the ones with two heads.
 

x4nd

Lantern Swinger
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Streaky said:
It's got to be pronounced "nucular". After all, George Dubyah couldn't possibly be wrong, could he?


Used to fish off the jetty at Coulport. You should have seen the size of the mackerel we caught, although we didn't eat the ones with two heads.
Nuclear is to do with nuclides pronounced nu [new] cl [as in clip] ides [as in sides] making nu [new] cle [as in clip] ar [are]. :neutral:
 

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