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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 attacks, Newrisk Ltd has become part of The Exercise Group7. The TEG7 LLP is a dynamic team drawn from cyber & former special defence fields to exercise organisations & governments on emerging terror threats.  The TEG7 profile can be seen at www.teg7.co.uk.  The level of casualties from shooting attacks (as with the Bataclan (France) in 2015; Brussels airport (Belgium), Ataturk airport (Turkey), Nice beach (France) & Berlin Christmas Market (Germany) in 2016; & La Reina Nightclub (Turkey) in 2017) are the result of military style incursions by terrorists determined to maximise casualties.  Home grown terror threats are increasing in many countries - the New York & New Jersey bombs found in 2016 & the numerous disrupted plots in the UK, Germany & France - indicate serious changes in terror capability which may be made more dynamic as ISIS fighters return to their home countries.

Cyber threats are changing from loss of data & privacy to loss of control of business systems & more seriously reconnaissance attacks on critical infrastructure including energy grids.  The fragility of highly connected systems will become more serious in 2017 with open system dependencies (driven by business innovation).   Degraded capacity operations will become essential if persistent attacks affect critical infrastructure.  Exploiting cyber weaknesses are (i) criminals with ransomware & (ii) nation states aiming to disrupt, deter or signal capability against target countries.  The Ukraine power attacks remain a lesson for critical infrastructure losses.  Aviation remains the industry ‘canary’ for cyber failures & cyber forensics must evolve to close open investigations (as in the case of MH370).