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Nuclear Incidents: Overview

Newrisk Limited is available to advise organisations and governments on nuclear incidents, including the prevention and response to nuclear incidents. Newrisk Limited is also able to advise specifically on issues related to the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as well as nuclear issues affecting Pakistan and Iran.

Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have experience of advising organisations and governments on nuclear incidents, including the protection of governmental functions and the general public in the event of a nuclear event and radiological consequences. Dr Leivesley trained as a scientific adviser with the Home Office and during that time completed a specialist course in Advanced Radiobiology. Subsequently, Dr Leivesley was contracted to the Scientific Research and Development Branch of the Home Office.

Within her role as a Scientific Adviser, Dr Leivesley exercised with local authorities and other government organisations on the protection of the country under extreme threat conditions. This included numerous exercises on the evacuation of London and the minimisation of extreme consequences of threats on the population.

Newrisk Limited has advised corporations and undertaken media commentary during the immediate crisis of the radiological contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, following the 11th March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami which disabled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors' cooling systems (details of Newrisk Limited's experience in relation to Fukushima, is available by following this link). Previously, Dr Leivesley also reviewed the Chernobyl incident and Three Mile Island incident for organisations in the UK and abroad.

Newrisk Limited and its principal adviser, Dr Leivesley, have previously provided media commentary, lectures, conference papers, workshops and publications on nuclear incidents. Further information on these lectures, conference papers, workshops, publications and commentary is available by following this link.

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with a radiological incidents and dirty bomb, or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.

Other Areas of Expertise

Newrisk Limited's areas of expertise cover the preparation for, and response to, catastrophic and extreme risk events as well as major incidents and business continuity.

Dr Leivesley is, on behalf of Newrisk Limited, ideally qualified to provide advisory services to organisations and governments and her practice background, publications, presentations and media are listed under the following areas of expertise:

Audit Assurance Risk Aviation Expertise Biological Expertise Catastrophic RiskCBRNE Expertise Chemical Threats Continuity Planning Expertise Criminal Justice Expertise Cyber Security Expertise Defence and Policing Disasters Expertise Education Expertise Emergency Services Expertise Explosives Incidents Financial Threats Expertise Insurance Expertise London in 2012 Radiological Incidents Reputation Management Expertise Risk Management Expertise Terrorism & Security Expertise Transportation Security Expertise

To request Newrisk Limited's assistance in connection with any of these areas of expertise or to discuss a tailored package of services, please contact Newrisk Limited directly.

Sally Leivesley



  • TEG7
  • Cyber Threats

In response to the Paris & Brussels terror attacks, Newrisk Ltd became a founder member of The Exercise Group7 LLP (TEG7) which is a dynamic team drawn from cyber & former special defence fields to exercise organisations & governments on emerging terror and cyber threats.  The TEG7 profile can be seen at www.teg7.co.uk. The Manchester Arena suicide bombing in May 2017 highlights a new military style of terrorism from ISIS with a greater potential to attack the public & security personnel in many countries.  TEG7 integrates physical & cyber security for corporate exercises to protect against terror & cyber-attacks.

Delta & British Airways have suffered a world-wide loss of aviation business systems as a result of computer system outages.  Newrisk Limited - as part of The Exercise Group7 LLP - conducts exercises in integrated cyber & physical security transformation for companies & governments.  Cyber threats are becoming more serious for critical infrastructure & require new principles in management & exercises of personnel to pre-empt crises. Degraded operations will become a fall-back if persistent attacks continue to exploit vulnerabilities & use ransomware or nation state motivated attacks. The Ukraine power grid attacks are a key lesson for infrastructure protection. Aviation remains the industry ‘canary’ for cyber failures.