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The accident at the nuclear power station at Chernobyl demonstrated gaps in the radiation protection system of the European Union. Consequently, the need has arisen to adopt further Community provisions, especially Community arrangements for the early exchange of information in the event of a radiological emergency, a regulation laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of foodstuffs and feedingstuffs following a case of radiological emergency as well as a directive on informing the general public about health protection measures to be applied and steps to be taken in the event of a radiological emergency. Accompanying measures with regard to teaching, education and vocational training have been taken to improve efficiency of radiation protection in practice.

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Authors: ERISKAT H, CEC Luxembourg (LU);HEßLER M, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Vorschriften der Europäischen Union auf dem Gebiet des Strahlenschutzes
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