Evolution of the System of Radiological Protection

Third Asian Regional Conference - Tokyo, Japan, 5-6 July 2006

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The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has actively participated in discussions with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) regarding the development of new recommendations that will replace those in ICRP Publication 60, which has long served as the international standard in this field. Part of this development process has involved the organisation of seven international workshops, including the First and Second Asian Regional Conferences on the Evolution of the System of Radiological Protection which took place in Tokyo, Japan in October 2002 and July 2004. The Third Asian Regional Conference was held on 5-6 July 2006, also in Tokyo. These proceedings summarise the results and key discussions of the Third Asian Regional Conference.


Synthesis of the meeting

Nuclear Energy Agency

Considering the contents and nature of most discussions, it can be concluded that the process of the new ICRP recommendations is moving forward considering the comments from all over the world. In addition it can be stated that the idea of new recommendations was well accepted by most participants. However, it must be noted that there are still remaining differences in regional legislative as well as cultural frameworks and these must be taken into account. An expectation was expressed that all new comments and questions should be discussed internationally.


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