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Scientists required

An interesting news article has been written on the BBC website stating how MP’s have said that Government must take more notice of scientists when deciding how to respond to emergencies.

The Commons Science and Technology Committee have released a report in which they claim that the volcanic ash cloud in 2010 is an example of poor risk assessment and scientists were warning of increase volcanic activity. 

MP’s are concerned that the Government’s chief scientists and their team of advisers aren’t consulted about national risk assessments, which state the impact and likelihood of potential emergencies facing the UK, and call for greater involvement.

Read the full BBC report here

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