Fascinating historic images show emergency training exercise at Sizewell A nuclear power station

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

These fascinating images show workers at Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk in December 1983 preparing for the worst - as they undertook an emergency exercise.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

As part of the drill, all equipment such as oxygen tanks and masks were laid out to check that everything was in working order.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

A team of trained professionals worked together to rescue a dummy casualty and deal with the emergency.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

The casualty was rescued using various ropes by the skilfully trained emergency team.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

The group was being assessed to see how well team members performed on their practice run, to see how well prepared they were for future emergencies.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies


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Meanwhile in the offices, planning procedures were underway using old fashioned blackboards and maps.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

Plans are currently being made for a third nuclear reactor at Sizewell, which would provide 13% of the UK’s electricity if the proposals go through.

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture:

In the offices at Sizewell power station, planning gets underway in the emergency exercise Picture: NICK DAVIES - Credit: Nick Davies

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