European Platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery
The mission of the NERIS Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.
The members of the NERIS Management Board wish to express their solidarity with the entire Ukrainian people in their resistance for freedom in the face of a dreadful and unprovoked invasion.
We would also like to salute and praise all the courageous staff, scientists and researchers that, with an elevated sense of duty and responsibility, are making all the efforts possible to ensure the radiological protection, safety and security, which are also ours, worldwide.
Following the current situation in Ukraine, the MEENAS group holds a webinar on 8th April 2022 at 1 PM (CET), this lecture will focus on the outline of the events in the nuclear industry in Ukraine. Please find following a link for registration and more details on the webinar :
We are pleased to announce that the 13th General Assembly will take place on 7th June from 14:00 to 16:00 CET via web-meeting (Teams or by other means). Please note that this year, the new Management Board will be elected, and a new chair of the R&D Committee will be nominated.
The Webinar on the offshore release of Fukushima Daiichi treated cooling water took place on Wednesday 20th October, 10:00-12:00 (CET).
A decade since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, Fukushima is still setting a precedent for emergency and recovery management. In April 2021, the Japanese government announced its approval of the offshore release of water used to cool the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP reactors that has been accumulating in onsite storage tanks.
The planned water release is raising many pressing questions regarding technical issues, radiological effects on the environment, international agreements, ethical considerations, and consequences for post-accident management. Taking up on these questions, this webinar gathered experts from different fields including citizen scientists, radioecologists, ethicists, emergency managers, national authorities, and international organisations.
Speakers: • Ms. Yuki Tanabe, Nuclear Accident Response Office, Japan • Dr. Thierry Schneider, ICRP, CEPN, France • Prof. Jordi Vives i Batlle, SCK CEN, Belgium • Mr. Azby Brown, SAFECAST, Japan • Prof. Deborah Oughton, CERAD/NMBU, Norway • Mr. Christophe Xerri, director of nuclear fuel cycle, waste technology and research reactor, IAEA
Closing words were be given by dr. Hildegarde Vandenhove, MEENAS chair. The webinar was moderated by Joke Kenens, PhD candidate and SHARE member.
The recording of the webinar is available with the following link :