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Emergency Response in Case of an Accident During Transport of Radioactive Materials

  • Borys Zlobenko
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC, volume 00)

Abstract

Transport of radioactive materials is a very important problem considering the potential risks and radiological consequences associated with carrying out this activity. Transport of large radioactive sources often involves movement through the public domain with minimal physical protection. Ukraine has established an emergency preparedness and response system in the event of nuclear/radiation accidents and incidents in Ukraine. This system is completely applicable to spent fuel and radwaste management facilities, as well as to the transportation of ionising radiation sources and radioactive materials. In the past few years in Ukraine much effort has gone into the field of emergency preparedness and response to an accident involving the transportation of radioactive materials. The feedback experience gained after the Chernobyl accident has been used to improve knowledge of the effects following a radioactive exposure.

Keywords

Emergency Response Radioactive Material Radiation Safety Chernobyl Accident Spend Nuclear Fuel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Geochemistry of the NAS & MES of UkraineKyivUkraine

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