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IAEA Hosts Experts' Meeting on Assessment and Prognosis in Nuclear Emergencies

2015/07

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will host a meeting focused on assessment and prognosis during responses to nuclear or radiological emergencies, as part of its work to strengthen nuclear safety following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in March 2011.

The 20-24 April 2015 International Experts' Meeting on Assessment and Prognosis in Response to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency is the ninth in a series of international experts meetings hosted by the IAEA. The meetings are held as part of work under the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, endorsed by all IAEA Member States in September 2011. The meeting aims to support actions to enhance transparency and communication, as well as improving information dissemination, as called for in the Action Plan. The 200 experts representing decision-making bodies, regulators, operators and other involved authorities will share national experience and discuss constraints and implications of assessment and prognosis. They will also discuss how to strengthen assessment and prognosis tools and capabilities, and look at future prospects in developing such tools. Technical sessions will focus on:

  • Assessment and prognosis during nuclear and radiological emergencies including those caused by security events;
  • Environmental modelling and monitoring during such emergencies;
  • Assessment of the impact of such emergencies on food, animal feed, drinking water and agricultural products;
  • Assessment and prognosis at the international level; and
  • Handling technical data to support assessment and prognosis.

A news conference featuring Denis Flory, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, and meeting chair Robert Lewis, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Division of Preparedness and Response, will start at 12:30 on 24 April in Boardroom A of the Vienna International Centre's M-Building. Live video streaming of the news conference will be available online. Please note that the video stream will be broadcast on a view-only channel.

Accreditation:

Journalists with permanent accreditation to the VIC need no further credentials. We encourage those journalists who do not yet have permanent accreditation, to request it at UNIS Vienna.

All others must seek accreditation by contacting the IAEA Press Office; tel: [+43-1] 2600-21273.

Reports from earlier International Experts' Meetings:

Last update: 20 June 2018

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