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Abstract

Following the accident that occurred in the nuclear power plant of Chernobyl, a Task Force was immediately created by the competent Directorates of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC), with the goal of reexamining all the aspects of nuclear safety, from the reactor design to the off-site radiological consequences and emergency plans: Since the very beginning many of the groups into which the Task Force was divided, evidenced the necessity of having stored in an easily accessible form the large number of environmental radioactivity measurements that were performed in the different countries reached by the polluted air plume. The measurements have been executed both in the frame of the standard system created to monitor the operational radioactivity releases from national nuclear plants, and by a number of other laboratories, especially entrusted for this occurrence. The necessity of storing such a large set of Community data into an adequate frame able to permit an easy handling and retrieval of the information has led the JRC to create the REM Bank (REM standing for Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring). It will be accessible for scientific application such as studies on the environmental behaviour of the various radioelements, and verification of relevant physical and mathematical models. Data are accumulated in the Bank without any major processing or validation. It is intended to prepare in successive steps specific and validated data bases'' to serve several possible purposes, such as item - development and validation of atmospheric transfer models. For this purpose, meteorological information is also collected in a separate section of the Bank; item - study of environmental and food-chain contamination problems; item - assessment of collective doses and identification of critical groups; item - recording of environmental radioactivity levels and related uncertainties based on data reliability; item - statistics and information, mapping.par A users' group has been created including the Bank contributors with the scope of assisting the JRC in the development and management of the Bank, and promoting and scrutinizing its use.

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Authors: PAGLIARI V JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) CHECCHI C UNIV. OF PAVIA (ITALY) DI MARTINO C EDRA, MILANO (ITALY) , JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);UNIV. OF PAVIA (ITALY);EDRA, MILANO (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 19TH INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE AG USERS' CONFERENCE, WIEN (AUSTRIA), OCT. 9-13, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34256 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126114500 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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