Title: Risk & Emergency Zoning around Nuclear Power Plants and other Major Hazardous Industrial Installations
Authors: KUBANYI Jozef
Other Contributors: KIRCHSTEIGER Christian
Citation: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM8) vol. PSAN-0365 p. 1-7
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC33212
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC33212
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper analyses background and current status of the information basis leading to definition of risk and emergency zones around Nuclear Power Plants in different countries in Europe and beyond. There is a striking contrast in the extent of using probabilistic information to define emergency zones between the nuclear and other high risk industry sectors, such as chemical process industry, and the reasons for these differences are not entirely clear, but seem to be more related to risk perception than actual risk potential. Based on consensus discussions at a recent JRC/OECD International Seminar on Risk & Emergency Zoning around NPPs, recommendations are given in the areas of more comprehensive use of available risk information for risk zoning purposes, risk communication, and comparative energy risk assessment.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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