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This document aims to trace the evolution of the CEC radiation protection programme over its 30 years of existence, and to give a synopsis of the 1985-89 radiation protection programme. During this time, research carried out in the framework of the Community programme has made major contributions to the scientific understanding of the action of ionising radiation and the protection of man and his environment. This information is crucial for developing better radiation protection management for existing and new technologies and for providing the scientific basis for the regulatory activities of the Commission. One important feature of the programme is the success of bringing together scientists from different Member States to cooperate in the various fields of radiation protection and to integrate different areas of radiation protection research into a coherent approach. The structures thus developed within the programme have enabled research in radiation protection to be conducted in a cost-effective manner on behalf of the Member States. The period 1985-89 was characterised by two challenges, the integration of two Member States into Community research and the impact of the Chernobyl accident. The programme has, in spite of reduced funding, continued to provide a high degree of expertise for the Community in the context of the needs in radiation protection.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13200 EN (1990) 245 pp., FS, ECU 20
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1940-0
Record Number: 199011796 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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