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Chernobyl: Evaluation of consequences

In the implementation of a programme on international cooperation on the evaluation of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in agreement between the Commission of the European Communities and institutions in the Republics of Belorus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine within the framework of the Chernobyl Centre of International Research (CHECIR), the Commission calls for participation in this programme.

Following a communication to the Council (SEC(91) 220) the Commission undertook joint experimental coordinated projects (ECPs) on environmental effects and joint study projects (JSPs) on emergency management. The Commission intends to extend this cooperation through additional contracts in the framework of ECPs and JCPs with Community institutions actively involved in the field of radiation protection. Organisations replying to the call for participation should state in which of the projects they would like to participate and attach a detailed technical description. Topics to be studied jointly by the multi-national structures under the coordination of the Commission are in the following areas:

- Experimental coordinated projects: Contamination of surfaces by resuspended material; the transfer of radionuclides through the terrestrial environment to agricultural products and livestock; modelling and study of the mechanisms of transfer of radioactive material from terrestrial ecosystems to and in water bodies; evaluation and development of decontamination strategies for a range of environmental situations.

- Joint study projects: Real-time on-line decision support systems for off-site emergency management; development and application of techniques to establish intervention levels for use in nuclear accidents.

Given the current stage of implementation of individual projects and the aim of maintaining a high level of efficiency, the number of proposals accepted will be very limited.

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