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EVATECH Report Summary

Project ID: FIKR-CT-2001-00193
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C
Country: Germany

Decision analysis of clean-up actions in inhabited areas in Germany after an accidental release of radionuclides

EVATECH is a research project aiming for enhancement of quality and coherence of response to nuclear and radiological emergencies in Europe. The project is carried out within the key action Nuclear Fission in the 5th Euratom Framework Programme (FP5). EVATECH is one of the eleven projects in the FP5 dealing with off-site management of nuclear emergencies and restoration of contaminated environments.

The objective of EVATECH is to improve the decision support methods, models and processes in ways that take into account the expectations and concerns of different stakeholders participating in decision making for the protection of members of the public and workers in a nuclear emergency situation. The project has ten partners from seven European countries. The project is divided into four work packages (WP). WP4 deals with workshops on clean-up actions after a nuclear accident.

The French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU) of the University of Karlsruhe and the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) organised a national workshop in Germany. The workshop was held on the 24th and 25th of November 2003 in Freiburg at the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz. There were 19 participants from regional, state and federal authorities.

The aim of the workshop was to explore the information and data requirements for the decision makers, to verify the factors driving decision making in the context of urban nuclear emergency management, to introduce the evaluation software Web-HIPRE and to develop methods for stakeholder involvement in exercises and emergency planning.

The feedback from the attending stakeholders was positive and the logic behind Web-HIPRE was well accepted. The scenario based on the national case study was found appropriate for the purposes of the workshop.

Possible enhancements were identified. As a result, a ranking of further development needs can now be constructed by comparing the results of the various national workshops within Europe.

Contact

Christian HÖBLER, (Senior scientist)
Tel.: +49-761-3866726
Fax: +49-761-382459
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