Off-site emergency response to nuclear accidentsFunded under: FP2-RADPROT 7C
Nuclear installations are designed, constructed and operated in such a way that the risk of a severe release of radioactivity into the environment is minimised. In a coherent safety strategy, however, emergency response is essential as a last line of defence. Past accidents illustrate the need for detailed emergency planning in order to gain maximum benefit for emergency management efforts. The central theme of this book is the assessment of the consequences of off-site emergencies. It contains a selection of edited papers presented at courses held in Mol, in 1991 and 1992, within the programme on European radiation protection education and training (ERPET). The first three chapters give an overview of nuclear emergencies and their consequences. Recent material on the application of countermeasures to mitigate the consequences of the emergency is then presented, and the book concludes with a section on emergency management.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1993) 292 pp.
Availability: Available from the Radiation Protection Programme Office, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199330126 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en