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In the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident a great number of radioactivity measurements were performed. In order to store these and to make them widely available, the REM data bank was established at JRC Ispra. Amongst other applications, as for example the production of the report on environmental radioactivity in the European Community, the basic data sets for the ATMES exercise, in which 21 atmospheric transport models were evaluated, were derived from the REM data bank. It also became clear that there was an urgent need for fast and reliable data transmission at the initial phase of a nuclear accident with international consequences. In order to be able to take better decisions on countermeasures, the ECURIE system was set up. The experience gained in all these activities is explained.

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Authors: DE CORT M, JRC Ispra (IT);GRAZIANI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eurocourse : Chemistry and Environment : Legislation, Methodologies and Application, Ispra (IT), June 1-5, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37351 ORA
Record Number: 199310361 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en