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The early phase of a radiation accident: revisiting thinking on evacuation and exclusion zones

French, Simon; Argyris, Nikolaos; Nuttall, William; Moriarty, John and Thomas, Philip (2013). The early phase of a radiation accident: revisiting thinking on evacuation and exclusion zones. In: 10th ISCRAM Conference, 12-15 May 2013, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp. 296–300.

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We are just beginning a two year research project on the management of nuclear risk issues, paying particular attention to environmental, financial and safety issues. One aspect that concerns us is to avoid the assumption that any future accident will be similar to a past accident. In the cases of Chernobyl and Fukushima, it was possible both to evacuate the local population to impose a substantial exclusion zone, and we recognize that for many potential accidents this would be the case. But for some nuclear plant, it may not be so because of the large number of local inhabitants or because of some key industrial or societal infrastructure. We would like to take the opportunity of the ISCRAM conference to discuss this issue with a wide audience.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISBN: 3-923704-80-1, 978-3-923704-80-4
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Management of Nuclear Risk Issues: Environmental, Financial and SafetyEP/K007580/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Extra Information: Proceedings of the 10th International ISCRAM Conference – Baden-Baden, Germany, May 2013
T. Comes, F. Fiedrich, S. Fortier, J. Geldermann and T. Müller, eds.
Keywords: exclusion zone; evacuation and relocation; multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA); radiation accident
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 39183
Depositing User: William Nuttall
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 09:08
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 06:40
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