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Criteria for Use in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

General Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSG-2
General Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1467 ¦ 978-92-0-107410-2

91 pages ¦ € 41.00 ¦ Date published: 2011

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This Safety Guide presents a coherent set of generic criteria (expressed numerically in terms of radiation dose) that form a basis for developing the operational levels needed for decision making concerning protective and response actions. The set of generic criteria addresses the requirements established in IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2 for emergency preparedness and response, including lessons learned from responses to past emergencies, and provides an internally consistent foundation for the application of principles of radiation protection. The publication also provides a basis for a plain language explanation of the criteria for the public and for public officials.

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