PEOPLE living in the areas around Sellafield may hear a siren sounding this week, as the site has announced there will be an emergency exercise taking place on the site.

An emergency exercise will take place during normal business hours at Sellafield on Wednesday, November 8.

This may involve the sounding of the site siren which can be heard off-site.

Access to and from the site will be as normal up until approximately 8:30am on the morning of the exercise.

People who live close to Sellafield and have signed up to receive automated SMS text, email, and telephone warnings from Sellafield, may be contacted.

If you are a local resident and haven’t yet signed up to receive automated alerts, but would like to, follow the instructions here: Emergency exercises are held regularly at all nuclear licensed sites to test their readiness in the event of an emergency.