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International Accident Dosimetry Intercomparison Exercise at Silene (INTERCOMPSILENE), Final report (summary)

Project ID: FIR1-CT-2001-40156
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C

Abstract

The ability to quickly and appropriately assess worker exposures in accident situations is an essential element of worker health and safety. The European Union (EU) requirements to assure this health and safety are defined in the EU Council Directive 96/29/Euratom, which lays down the basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation.
Within the European Union, the Silene reactor is unique in its ability to produce a very well characterized mixed neutron-gamma ray field at various levels of intensity. Because, thankfully, accidents involving high exposure to radiation occur only rarely, the use of this field is a unique opportunity for European organizations having responsibility for worker exposure monitoring and assessment to test their equipment and abilities to address accident situations. In that there are many sites within the EU where such accidental high exposures could occur, such testing is an essential part of accident preparedness.

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Record Number: 8207 / Last updated on: 2007-01-04
Category: PROJ