Radiological Incident

For accidents at UK civil nuclear facilities, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is the lead Government Department.

In the UK for Defence Nuclear Accidents the Ministry of Defence is the lead Government Department with the Central Government response co-ordinated by the Nuclear Accident Information Advisory Group (NAIAG).

For overseas nuclear accidents whose fallout is likely to affect the UK, the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), with its Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network (RIMNet) System, is the lead Government Department.

RIMNet is managed by the Met Office, in partnership with DECC and Defra on behalf of all Government departments and agencies who would be involved in a radiological / nuclear incident, including those leading on non-overseas nuclear events.


Last updated on: 23/09/2013 - 09:27