Accident Reports

The IAEA’s accident reports detail the circumstances and consequences of nuclear and radiological accidents. They provide a detailed analysis of the accident’s causes, an account of the accident response, lessons learned and, where applicable, the IAEA-facilitated international assistance. The case-specific reports aim to strengthen safety by making lessons learned from an accident available to a global audience. They enable States to apply accident lessons to further strengthen emergency preparedness and response arrangements.

The use of radioactive materials offers a wide range of benefits in medicine, research and industry. Despite thorough precautions, accidents involving such material can occur. Learning from accidents is vital to continuously strengthen nuclear and radiation safety.

The accident reports mainly target competent authorities, regulatory bodies, first response organizations and facilities that use radioactive sources as well as a broad range of specialists, including medical specialists, physicists, emergency response planners and radiation protection specialists.

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