MUTUAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT DURING TRANSPORT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS WITHIN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
The study consists of a compilation of information on emergency response plans at present in existence. Consideration is given to the development of proposals for facilitating cooperation between the emergency services in different countries, especially concerning accidents near borders or in countries with incomplete resources. From a questionnaire, compiled from IAEA information, from interviews and additional information, conclusions are drawn and recommendations made as follows: All member states have made emergency response arrangements, a further harmonization of the respective organizations should not be pursued. The formulation of a cohesive set of general procedures pertaining to the people involved in emergency response should be the subject of a further study. Several Member States have agreements on mutual assistance and the majority of countries showed a positive disposition towards agreements on mutual assistance, however, with the annotation that they should preferably comprise calamities of any kind. Such agreements are considered as valuable, also in borderline areas. They should be promoted, and considered enhanced if covering a wider scope.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9133 EN (1984) MF 50 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 250, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123083200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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