Title: International requirements for the establishment of emergency zones

Authors: Johanna Berkey, Thomas McKenna

Addresses: Protection in Inventions Unit, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria. ' Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, International Atomic Energy Agency, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: This paper describes briefly the current international requirements associated with the establishment of emergency planning zones around nuclear or radiological facilities. It also describes the current guidance in determining the size and other characteristics of these zones.

Keywords: emergency planning zones; nuclear accidents; nuclear emergencies; radiological emergencies; nuclear power; nuclear energy; risk management; emergency management; international requirements.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2008.016138

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.19 - 31

Published online: 07 Dec 2007 *

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