Working Groups

Three NERIS working groups have been already created:

  • Working Group N°1 on the practical implementation of the ICRP recommendations on emergency and rehabilitation.
  • Working Group N°2 on processes and tools for emergency and rehabilitation preparedness at community level.
  • Working Group N°3 on contaminated goods.

New Working Groups on specific topics could be created if a group of organisations have expressed their interest on the topic and the objectives of the Working Group are clearly defined. The Management Board will validate the creation of these new Working Groups in consultation with the R&D Committee.

Role and topics of interest

The ICRP working group of the NERIS platform provides a forum for discussion and sharing of experiences on the implementation of ICRP Recommendations for the protection of people in emergency exposure situations (Publication 109) and living in long-term contaminated areas after a nuclear accident or a radiation emergency (Publication 111) into international, European and national standards and guidelines for emergency management and recovery. It provides an opportunity to explore the methodological and computational aspects related to the practical introduction of these recommendations in the existing decision support tools used in European Countries.

Topics of interest and questions discussed so far internally and with the ICRP Committee 4 are among others:

  • The meaning of the reference level and triggers/derived reference levels: how to communicate it to people and connection to measurements (e.g. comparison with lifetime dose)
  • Relation to other documents such as IAEA
  • How does 109 influence the European BSS
  • Dose reference curve against time
  • Optimisation and benefit
  • How to deal with the possibility to have different types of protective actions according to the different groups of population (evacuation and elderly people, different strategies according age group for iodine tablets…)
  • Importance of preparedness and stakeholder involvement for identifying the reference levels and derived levels

NERIS WG2 Meeting - 26-27 November 2012, Oslo (Norway)

OsloThe NERIS WG2 meeting on emergency preparedness and stakeholder participation was held in NRPA, Oslo Norway from 26th till 27h of November 2012.

Please see hereinafter the program of the meeting and the presentations:

November, 26th

Presentations from NERIS participants on activities related to local stakeholder engagement

  1. Belorussian experience in communication with local stakeholders in tackling post-Chernobyl problems – Viktor Averin
  2. Local Stakeholder participation in Spain – Eduardo Gallego, Milagros Montero
  3. Involvement of pays de Montbéliard Agglomération in the preparedness of emergency situations – Sandra Biguenet
  4. About local stakeholder participation in the NERIS Working Group meeting: Norwegian Experience – Inger Margarethe Eikelmann
  5. Local stakeholder participation in Slovakia – regional-local cooperation and improvement of local preparedness – Tatiana Duranova
  6. Progress of Post-accident preparedness in the French context: the contribution of the Local Commissions of Information (attached to nuclear installation) and their federation (The ANCCLI) – Gilles Heriard-Dubreuil, Yves Lheureux, Valerie Demet

Fukushima Experience – Presentations focusing on local stakeholder participation

  1. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, IGES, Japan – Governance and Local Resident Communication. Report from Workshop and Public Symposium. Outline and initial findings of the Fukushima Action Research on Effective Decontamination Operation (FAIRDO) in Fukushima – Hiroshi SUZUKI.
  2. Feedback from WP3 participation at the FAIRDO meeting, ISAP2012, Yokohama: 8. Gilles Heriard Dubreuil, 8.B. Viktor Averin, Wolfgang Raskob
  3. Local Stakeholder participation in Japanese contaminated areas after Fukushima: Impressions from a short visit in the context of the FAIRDO project – Eduardo Gallego
  4. Risk Assessment Strategy Group, AIST, Japan. Approaches to Prioritizing Decontamination Strategies on External Radiation Doses in Fukushima – Wataru NAITO, AIST
  5. The ICRP Fukushima Dialogue Initiative - Astrid Liland, Deborah Oughton, Thierry Schneider

Subcategories

  • WG-ICRP

    Working Group N°1 on the practical implementation of the ICRP recommendations on emergency and rehabilitation.

  • WG-LocalSH

    Working Group N°2 on processes and tools for emergency and rehabilitation preparedness at community level.

  • WG-ConGoo

    Working Group N°3 on contaminated goods.

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