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The CEC radiation protection research programme has taken several important initiatives to address the scientific problems created by the Chernobyl accident. It has defined additional research requirements, reorientated some existing research contracts and strategically placed some new contracts. It also asked for a revision of the current 1985-89 programme to deal with some particularly urgent issues: i)evaluation of data on the transfer of radionuclides in the food chain; ii)improvement of reliable long-distance atmospheric transport models; iii)radiological aspects of nuclear accident scenarios such as real-time emergency response systems and the RADE-AID system; iv)monitoring and surveillance in accident situations; v)underlying data for derived emergency reference levels; vi)improvement of practical countermeasures against nuclear contamination in the agricultural environment; vii)improvement of practical countermeasures against nuclear contamination in the urban environment; viii)improvement of practical countermeasures: preventative medication; ix)treatment and biological dosimetry of exposed persons; x)feasibility of studies on health effects due to the reactor accident at Chernobyl. This synopsis presents the rationale for the principal results of the research undertaken in this area.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13199 EN (1990) 214 pp., FS, ECU 20
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1941-9
Record Number: 199011797 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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