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Ann ICRP. 2016 Dec;45(2_suppl):105-109. doi: 10.1177/0146645316666700. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Involving stakeholders in radiological protection decision making: recovery history and lessons from the people of Fukushima.

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OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, 46 quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Abstract

Between September 2011 and August 2015, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) organised a series of 12 stakeholder dialogue workshops with residents of Fukushima Prefecture. Discussions focused on recovery, addressing topics such as protection of children, management of contaminated food, monitoring, and self-help measures. The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) supported, and the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) Secretariat attended, all 12 meetings to listen directly to the concerns of affected individuals and draw lessons for CRPPH. To summarise the dialogue results, ICRP organised a final meeting in Date, Japan with the support of NEA and other organisations. The lessons from and utility of the dialogue meetings were praised by dialogue participants and sponsors, and ICRP agreed that some form of dialogue would continue, although with ICRP participation and support rather than leadership. This paper summarises the internationally relevant lessons learned by CRPPH from this important process.

KEYWORDS:

Lessons learned; Post-accident; Radiological Protection; Recovery

PMID:
27650419
DOI:
10.1177/0146645316666700
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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