[ RadSafe ] New Booklet from IAEA on "Safe" Levels of Radiation following "Severe Conditions" at an LWR

Brad Keck bradkeck at mac.com
Wed Feb 26 16:44:50 CST 2014

    "Safe" is such a lovely word;
      I pray someday to use it.
      But circumscribed by LNT,
      I must for now refuse it.  


> On Feb 26, 2014, at 2:56 PM, Dan McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com> wrote:
> TITLE "Placing the Radiological Health Hazard  in Perspective in an
> Emergency due to Severe Conditions at a Light Water Reactor"
> http://www-ns.iaea.org/downloads/iec/health-hazard-perspec-charts2013.pdf
> "A system has been created in order to place the radiological health hazard
> in perspective for a measured quantity or calculated dose in a simple and
> understandable format for use in an emergency due to severe conditions at a
> light water reactor or its spent fuel pool.
> The Charts contained here are from the IAEA publication Actions to Protect
> the Public in an Emergency due to Severe Conditions at a Light Water
> Reactor, (EPR-NPP PUBLIC PROTECTIVE ACTIONS, 2013), which provides more
> information. The intended audience includes emergency planners, decision
> makers and those involved in communication with the public.
> Application of these Charts will facilitate:
>  Answering the public’s principal concern during an emergency (‘Am I
> safe?’); and
>  Preventing inappropriate actions being taken by the public, decision
> makers and others that are
> not justified based on the radiation risk.
> The definition of safe is understood as meeting international safety
> standards for which no protective or other response actions need to be
> taken. Criteria for Use in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or
> Radiological Emergency, IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSG-2, IAEA,
> Vienna (2011) provides more information"
> Dan ii
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