[en]The Dutch organisation for nuclear emergency management has been described in previous papers. Briefly, the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (VROM) and the Ministry of the Interior (BIZA) coordinate the input of all other Ministries and agencies at the government level, and provide the general strategy for dealing with the situation at hand. Any indication of a possible nuclear incident may alert the organization. Signals indicating, such incidents are continuously collected by the Emergency Management Department a VROM in the Hague. An expert group is permanently available for the evaluation of serious warnings, either via bilateral or other international contacts (IAEA, EC, neighbouring countries) or through the Dutch early warning monitoring network via the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The chairman of this evaluation group has the authority to decide whether to start up the National Organization for Nuclear Emergency Management. Its start means the installation of a Policy Team of Cabinet Ministers or their representatives, and the involvement of many authorities and organizations at the national, provincial and local levels
Primary SubjectRADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY (C5400)
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. 558-562; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 6 refs, 3 figs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)DECISION MAKING, EMERGENCY PLANS, INFORMATION DISSEMINATION, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MONITORING, NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING, RADIATION PROTECTION, REACTOR ACCIDENTS
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, EUROPE, NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, WESTERN EUROPE