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Radioactive materials are transported throughout the European Communities by road, rail, sea and air. These shipments could be involved in accidents leading to the release of radio-activity into the environment. The ability of the EC Member States to deal with accidents involving radioactivity varies, depending on the scale of their involvement with radioactive materials transport. This study outlines the arrangements that have been set up in each EC country and examines the possibility of constructing a database of all such emergency arrangements. It is concluded that the formation of such a database is feasible and that it should be held centrally on a computer-based system accessible through the telephone network. This would be of practical value in achieving compliance with the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

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Authors: HUGUES J S, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB);SHAW K B, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12051 EN (1989) MF, 45 pp., ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 6.25
Availability: (2)
ISBN: CD-NA-12051-EN-C
Record Number: 198910356 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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