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Abstract

Following the Chernobyl accident there has been considerable international discussion on the principles underlying the choice of intervention levels and their practical application. While there is broad agreement on the underlying principles - that is to put potentially exposed individuals into a better position in the sense that lower overall risks are achieved at reasonable `cost' in financial and social terms - the determination of what constitutes the most appropriate type and level of intervention in any particular circumstances is more complex. Within the CEC's Radiation Protection Research Programme techniques are being developed to aid well founded and more transparent decisions on the choice of intervention levels. The techniques are described and areas identified where they might usefully be applied.

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Authors: KELLY G N, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);SINNAEVE J, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: NEA/CEC Workshop on Technical Aspects of Emergency Planning, Bruxelles (BE), June 27-29, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34969 ORA
Record Number: 198911147 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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