Countries have made preparations for responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies, but too little has been done to prepare for the lifting of those emergencies, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It has now released a guide providing advice on the transition to a normal state following an emergency. Released last week, the publication – Safety Guide on Arrangements for the Termination of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency – discusses arrangements to be made at the preparedness stage, as part of overall emergency preparedness. It offers guidance and recommendations for “the termination of a nuclear or radiological emergency and the subsequent transition from the emergency exposure situation to either a planned exposure situation or an existing exposure situation”.
World Nuclear News 16th March 2018 read more »