HC Deb 24 October 1961 vol 646 c63W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what steps he is taking at national level to protect Great Britain's water reservoirs from radiation contamination in the event of nuclear attack.

Dr. Hill

The installation of decontamination plant at reservoirs is not a practicable proposition and alternative sources would have to be used to replace those seriously contaminated. Emergency equipment for bringing alternative sources into use has been stockpiled and further stocks of equipment are being obtained under the revised civil defence programme announced in the White Paper "Report on Defence 1961".

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