Radiological Protection

Nuclear Energy Agency

1997-7921 (online)
1997-7913 (print)
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This series from the Nuclear Energy Agency presents books designed to assist in the regulation and implementation of the system of radiological protection by identifying and addressing conceptual, scientific, policy, regulatory, operational and societal issues in a timely and prospective fashion, and clarifying their implications.
Summary of the Fourth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-4)

Summary of the Fourth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-4)

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24 Sep 2013
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The International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX) series, organised under the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters (WPNEM), has proven successful in testing, investigating and improving national and international response arrangements for nuclear accidents and radiological emergencies. Early INEX exercises focused on the national and international aspects of early phase management of nuclear power plant emergencies. Starting with INEX-3 (2005-2006), the international community began looking at issues concerning longer-term consequence management. In 2008, the WPNEM started preparing the INEX-4 series, which was conducted in 2010-2011 and addressed consequence management and transition to recovery in response to malicious acts involving the release of radioactive materials in an urban setting. The goal of INEX-4 was to provide a basis for enhancing emergency management through the exchange of exercise experiences from participating countries and the identification of good practices and common issues. This summary report provides general outcomes based on country responses to the INEX-4 evaluation questionnaire and suggests areas of focus for future consideration.

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Table of Contents

Executive summary 7
1. Introduction 9
2. Exercise scenario(s) overview 11
3. Decision-making during the exercise 17
4. Optimisation 19
5. Public health 21
6. Safety and security 23
7. Information sharing, communication and notification 27
8. Radiological management 31
9. Planning and recovery 33
10. Termination of actions/countermeasures 39
11. Conclusions 41

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