Protection of the public in a radiological emergency: International recommendations and actual practice in the USSR and Russia after the Chernobyl accident
[en]Whilst the basic principles for protection of the public in radiological emergency are well discussed and widely accepted, application of these principles in real intervention practices face problems. Radiological information is most complicated to understand and interpret for decision-makers. The paper deals with some of these points when establishing intervention levels, which need careful attention to reduce misunderstanding in the decision-making process. The points listed below are considered on the basis of analysis of international recommendations (ICRP, IAEA, CEC et al.) as well as experience gained via the post-Chernobyl intervention policy in Russia. The latter is briefly summarized here to introduce the following discussion
Primary SubjectRADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY (C5400)
Secondary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5100)
Source/ReportEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 324-330; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 1 fig., 2 tabs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, EMERGENCY PLANS, INFORMATION DISSEMINATION, POPULATION RELOCATION, PUBLIC HEALTH, RADIATION PROTECTION, REACTOR ACCIDENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, EASTERN EUROPE, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, EUROPE, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, MEDICINE, POWER REACTORS, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, REACTORS, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER COOLED REACTORS