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Abstract

The Euratom Treaty has conferred on the Commission certain competences and obligations to create the conditions necessary to reduce hazards arising from ionizing radiation to the life and health of the general public and of workers. On the one hand, the Commission's responsibilites evolve from a requirement for uniform safety standards, and Chapter III of the Treaty sets out a number of requirements involving regulatory and technical aspects of radiological protection and its implementation. On the other hand, the Commission is also made responsible for promoting research in Member States and for carrying out a research programme into the harmful effects of radiation on living organisms (Annex 1 of the Treaty). This double obligation in radiation protection forms part of the objectives related to health and safety which the Commission pursues in the Community. In addition, the Commission periodically reviews discharges from nuclear power stations and reprocessing plants in the Community and evaluates the resultant doses to the population. Finally, in order to obtain a more complete view of the range of doses to which the population may be exposed, studies of exposure from natural background have been undertaken.

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Authors: EBERT H G, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC LUXEMBOURG;GERBER G B, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC LUXEMBOURG;ERISKAT H, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC LUXEMBOURG;LUYKX F CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC LUXEMBOURG;CEC LUXEMBOURG, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CEC LUXEMBOURG
Bibliographic Reference: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF IRPA BERLIN (GERMANY), MAY 7-12, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31369 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122081000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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