ICRP Posts Draft Report for Comment

The work of the ICRP Task Group on the Application of the Commission’s Recommendations to the Protection of Individuals Living in Long Term Contaminated Territories after a Nuclear Accident or a Radiation Emergency is nearing completion.

This draft, which is now posted on the ICRP Web Site for public consultation, is a companion document to the draft on emergency exposure situations. The present draft however discusses such issues as the transition from an emergency to a ‘post-accident rehabilitation’ phase, the strategies to achieve levels of exposure comparable to those in normal situations, and the direct involvement of exposed persons in their own protection. While the draft was developed with a view to long-term contamination after an accident or incident, many aspects may also be broadly applicable to other existing exposure situations.

ICRP would much appreciate comments on this draft report. Comments can be made on the ICRP Web Site Consultation Comments pageComments should be made no later than Monday 13 October.