Volume 51, December 2016Innovative integrated tools and platforms for radiological emergency preparedness and post-accident response in Europe. Key results of the PREPARE European research project
|Page(s)||S83 - S91|
|Section||Review and investigation of the operational arrangements and procedures – Management of consumer goods|
|Published online||23 December 2016|
Overview of the PREPARE WP3: management of contaminated goods in post-accidental situation – Synthesis of European stakeholders' panels
IRSN – French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety,
2 CEPN – Nuclear Evaluation Protection Centre, Fontenay-Aux-Roses, France
3 RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, The Netherlands
4 IST-ID – Instituto Superior Técnico, The Lisbon School of Engineering, Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal
5 PHE – Public Health England, Chilton, UK
6 SCK-CEN – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Mol, Belgium
7 UPM – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
8 GAEC – Greek Atomic Energy Commission, Athens, Greece
9 NRPA – Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Oslo, Norway
10 APA – Agencia Portuguesa do Ambiente, Amadora, Portugal
11 EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin, Ireland
12 CIEMAT – Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain
13 FOPH – Federal Office of Public Health, Radiological Protection, Berne, Switzerland
14 STUK – Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland
15 NMBU – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo, Norway
16 RIVM – National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Recommendations and requirements for the management of foodstuffs including drinking water and feedstuffs (but not other commodities) contaminated after a nuclear accident or a radiological event have been developed by international bodies such as Codex Alimentarius Commission or European Union as well as by individual countries. However, the experience from severe nuclear accidents (Chernobyl, Fukushima) and less serious radiological events, shows that the implementation of such systems (based on criteria expressed in activity concentration) seems to be not fully suitable to prevent several difficulties such as, for instance, stigmatization and even rejection attitudes from consumers or retailers (anticipating the fears of consumers). To further investigate the possible strategies and stakeholder expectations to deal with this sensitive issue, a study has been launched within the European research project PREPARE-WP3. The overall objective of this work, coordinated is to contribute to the development of strategies, guidance and tools for the management of the contaminated products, taking into account the views of producers, processing and retail industries and consumers. For this purpose, 10 stakeholder panels from different European countries have been set up. In addition, feedback experience from the management of contaminated goods following the Fukushima accident has been provided by Japanese stakeholders. This paper highlights the key topics tackled by the different European stakeholders’ panels.
Key words: contaminated goods management / stakeholders expectations / nuclear post-accidental situations preparedness modalities
© EDP Sciences 2016
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