Challenges in responding to incidents involving the malevolent use of radiation

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    European national emergency response plans have long been focused on accidents at nuclear power plants. This has resulted in well developed, reviewed and exercised plans taking place at these fixed facilities. More recently, the possible threats by disaffected groups have shifted the focus to being prepared for malevolent use of radiation that are aimed at creating disruption and panic in the society. This paper elaborates on some of the challenges inherent to the development of a handbook to respond to the malevolent use of radiation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrevention, Detection and Response to Nuclear and Radiological Threats
    Place of PublicationFinland
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781402066566
    StatePublished - 2008
    EventSTUK - Helsinki
    Duration: 25 Sep 200629 Sep 2006

    Publication series

    NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
    ISSN (Print)1874-6500



    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Biophysics
    • General Physics and Astronomy
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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