Nuclear emergency preparedness: Study of the risk perception and the consequences for emergency planning in Belgium.

Benny Carlé, Koen Van Aeken, Catrinel Turcanu, Frank Hardeman

    Research outputpeer-review


    Management strategies aiming to cope with the consequences of an accidental release of radioactive material will not only by based on radiological assessments,but will also have to consider the societal reaction to the crisis. In this article, we discuss results from two public opinion surveys in Belgium. We study the risk perception of activities involving radioactivity and the conficence in authorities. Special attention is given to the perception of the chernobyl accident, its severity and the reliability of the inforamtion about the accident. Detailed sections discuss the trust in and willingness to follow specific countermeasures foreseen in the off-site emergency plans. During a crisis, the confidence in the authorities will be a key factor, and results of questions targeting this issue ara also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation systems for crisis response and management
    Place of PublicationHarbin, China
    StatePublished - Aug 2007
    EventSecond International ISCRAM CHINA Workshop - Harbin
    Duration: 26 Aug 200727 Aug 2007


    ConferenceSecond International ISCRAM CHINA Workshop

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