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The Chernobyl accident, which occurred on 26 April 1986, presented major challenges to the European Community with respect to the practical and regulatory aspects of radiation protection, public information, trade - particularly in food - and international politics. The Chernobyl accident was also a major challenge to the international scientific community which had to evaluate rapidly the radiological consequences of the accident and advise on the introduction of any countermeasures. Prior to the accident at Chernobyl, countermeasures to reduce the consequences of radioactive contamination had been conceived largely in the context of relatively small accidental releases and for application over relatively small areas. Less consideration had been given to the practical implications of applying such measures in the case of a large source and a spread over a very large area.

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Authors: CHADWICK K, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MENZEL H (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12557 EN (1993) 163 pp., FS, ECU 20
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5330-7
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