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The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

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Regulation 17(4)

SCHEDULE 10INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED IN THE EVENT OF A RADIATION EMERGENCY

1.  Information on the type of emergency which has occurred, and, where possible, its characteristics, for example, its origin, extent and probable development.

2.  Advice on health protection measures, which, depending on the type of emergency, might include—

(a)any restrictions on the consumption of certain foodstuffs and water supply likely to be contaminated;

(b)any basic rules on hygiene and decontamination;

(c)any recommendation to stay indoors;

(d)the distribution and use of protective substances;

(e)any evacuation arrangements;

(f)special warnings for certain population groups.

3.  Any announcements recommending co-operation with instructions or requests by the competent authorities.

4.  Where an occurrence which is likely to give rise to a release of radioactivity or ionising radiation has happened but no release has yet taken place, the information and advice should include the following—

(a)an invitation to tune in to radio or television;

(b)preparatory advice to establishments with particular collective responsibilities; and

(c)recommendations to occupational groups particularly affected.

5.  If time permits, information setting out the basic facts about radioactivity and its effects on persons and on the environment.

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