Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies

April 16 - 20, 2018   Mol (BELGIUM)

  • Radiological emergencies
  • Transfer pathways to the environment and exposure pathways
  • Monitoring and data management strategies
  • Principles of intervention
  • Implementation of early countermeasures – Practical aspects
  • Countermeasures for contaminated food production systems
  • Countermeasures for inhabited areas
  • Decision support systems: RODOS
  • International data and information exchange
  • Economic, psychological, social and ethical aspects of intervention
  • Emergency plans: organisation & requirements
  • Communication
  • Community legislation
  • Stakeholder involvement in preparedness activities
  • The Fukushima accident
  • Specific issues related to radiological emergencies of other origin than nuclear accidents
  • Triage, monitoring and treatment of people exposed to malevolent use of radiation
  • Organisation of exercises and lessons learned

Group activities will be organised to explore in depth several aspects presented during the course lectures. A comprehensive table-top exercise simulating a nuclear accident will be organised, plunging participants in the decision-making process and confronting them with the real difficulties.

A technical visit of several points of interest in SCK•CEN may be also foreseen for the interested participants.