European Committee on Radiation Risk
Comité Européen sur le Risque de l’Irradiation

Fukushima: As an emergency measure the Committee has responded to Japanese government statements on elevated levels of radioactive species in foodstuffs. An Advice Note has been issued applying the Committee’s methodology to provide an interim calculation of cancer risks to the population. The Committee deplores the lack of data on emissions of alpha- and beta-emitting radionuclides from the stricken reactors and the fuel storage facilities. It is a matter of utmost urgency that thorough monitoring for alpha- and beta-emitters is immediately undertaken.
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Advice Note on Calculating Dose and Risk from Ingestion of Iodine 131

ECRR Chernobyl 20 Years On: Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident
European Committee on Radiation Risk

Documents of the ECRR
2006 No1
Edited by C.C.Busby and A.V. Yablokov
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Guidance Note No. 2003/1

Criteria for “Clearance”: Controlling the Release of Solid Materials of Very Low Average Activity for Re-use, Recycling and Disposal. June 2003 More information

IRSN Commentary

The Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire (IRSN) has produced a paper addressing the Committee’s 2003 Recommendations. Here is the Committee’s preliminary response.
The IRSN paper can be downloaded from this site in French and English; follow this link. The Committee thanks the IRSN for supplying these materials.

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