European Platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery

The mission of the NERIS Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.

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NERIS Newsletter 14th issue

The 14th issue of the NERIS Newsletter is now available.
This edition provides some feedbacks from recent events as the 3rd NERIS Worskshop as well as the 4th ICRP Symposium and the 2nd ERPW17.

European ALARA Network Newsletter - 40th issue

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You can access here to the 40th issue of the European ALARA Network Newsletter which deals notably with the Conclusions and Recommendations from the EAN-NERIS Workshop (Lisbon, May 2017) dedicated on the application of ALARA in emergency exposure situations.

Detection of Ruthenium 106 in the air in the East and South-East parts of Europe

Since late September 2017, Ruthenium 106 has been detected by several European networks involved in the monitoring of atmospheric radioactive contamination. Ruthenium 106 is a radionuclide of artificial origin. It is a fission product from the nuclear industry. This radionuclide is also used in the medical field for brachytherapy treatments.

The very low levels of atmospheric contamination of Ruthenium 106 observed to date by European monitoring networks have no environmental or health consequences in monitored countries. Nevertheless, all European networks maintain a watchful vigilance on this presence of ruthenium in the air.

For further details, you can find information on the websites of our NERIS supporting organisations:

Memorandum of Understanding between Nugenia and the 4 European Research Platforms

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On October 10, 2017 the 4 European Research Platforms ALLIANCE, EURADOS, MELODI and NERIS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NUGENIA community which is dedicated to advance the safe, reliable and efficient operation of nuclear power plants. This MoU provides a framework for close cooperation between NUGENIA and the 4 research Platforms for the promotion of radiation protection research in Europe.

This ceremony took place during the last ERPW17 in Marne-la-Vallée (France).

Training Course - Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies - 16-20 April 2018, Mol (Belgium)

16-20 April 2018

 

Objective

The course on "Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies" addresses the state of the art in nuclear and radiological emergency management including the latest international recommendations, the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident and the challenges we still face. The main objective is to provide fundamental knowledge and practical advice to all actors involved in emergency planning and response.

The course is organized by the SCK•CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology, in the framework of the H2020 CONCERT project, in collaboration with the main European emergency management actors and the European platform NERIS (Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery.

Main topics in the course are the principles of intervention; radiological evaluations; decision-support tools; different aspects of planning and organization in off-site emergency response; economic, social and psychological impact; communication and stakeholder involvement; European Community legislation; and international data and information exchange. Group activities are organised to explore in depth several aspects presented during the course lectures. A comprehensive table-top exercise simulating a nuclear accident will be used to involve participants in the decision-making process and confront them with the real difficulties. A technical visit of several points of interest in SCK•CEN may be also foreseen for the interested participants.

This combination of theory, practice, tools and experience will help you and your organization to:

  • Carry out radiological assessments;
  • Deal with the complexity of the situation in terms of its radiological, social and legal dimensions;
  • Apply state of the art knowledge in decision-making processes related to nuclear and radiological emergencies;
  • Assume a role in an emergency management team;
  • Be ready to respond to a nuclear or radiological event.

The course is mainly targeted towards technical and radiological advisors, staff responsible for the overall emergency organization and policy, either entering the domain or being interested in refreshing the basics and getting acquainted with latest developments in the field. The target audience also includes young investigators (e.g. Master or PhD students) in fields connected to emergency management (e.g. atmospheric dispersion and deposition, dose assessment, decision-supporting tools) and professionals wishing to develop a career in the field of emergency management, e.g. by acting as technical and radiological advisors to the authorities.

Lectures are given in English by experts with international recognition in the domain, from SCK•CEN and other organisations with leading roles in nuclear and radiological emergency management at European level.

Location

MOL (Belgium)

For further information : Please visite the SCK-CEN website

Training Course - Modelling and measurement - 5-16 March 2018, Roskilde (Denmark)

5-16 March 2018

 

Objective

The training course on “Assessment of long-term radiological risks from environmental releases: modelling and measurements”, 5-16 March 2018, Roskilde, Denmark is organised by the Center for Nuclear Technologies at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in cooperation with PDC-ARGOS.  The training course is co-funded by the European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research CONCERT.

The course is aimed at providing the participants with an understanding of how to assess by measurements and modelling the long-term radiological risks from releases to the environment of radionuclides.  Nuclear power plant accidents will particularly be in focus, but RDD’s will be considered.

The course builds on decades of international research work, e.g., in European projects such as ECP-4, STRATEGY,  EURANOS, NERIS TP and PREPARE, including unique experience from extensive practical investigations in contaminated areas and laboratory assessments.  It comprises a hands-on introduction to laboratory measurement techniques including state-of-the-art radiochemistry methods for determination of radionuclides that can not easily be determined.  It also includes a hands-on decision support modelling session using a state-of-the-art  computerised decision support system for nuclear and radiological emergency management.

The course will provide insight into:

·         Assessment of long-term radiological risks from releases to the environment
·         Theoretical principles of dosimetry
·         Implications of different contamination scenario types
·         Migration of radioactive contaminants in different types of environment
·         Modelling internal dose and specific factors influencing ingestion dose
·         Modelling external dose in contaminated inhabited areas
·         Decision support systems for accident management
·         Important concepts in sampling and gamma spectrometry
·         Radiochemical analysis for radionuclides that are difficult to measure
·         Rapid radiochemistry techniques for multiple samples

Target audience

The targeted audience is PhD students and young scientists / advisors.  The course is expected to give students 2.5 ECTS points.

Location

Roskilde (Denmark)

For further information, please download the flyer here and do not hesitate to contact Per Roos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Kasper G. Andersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at DTU.

Registration : Deadline on 15th of January 2018.  Limited to 12 participants

There is no registration fee.  Participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs (e.g., meals, hotel, visa if needed) 

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