United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Developing an Emergency Risk Communication (ERC)/Joint Information Center (JIC) Plan for a Radiological Emergency (NUREG/CR-7032)

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Publication Information

Manuscript Completed: June 2010
Date Published: February 2011

Prepared by:
V.T. Covello

Center for Risk Communication
415 East 5 2 nd Street, Suite 3DA
New York, NY 10022

P.A. Milligan, NRC Technical Lead
A.M. Stang, NRC Project Manager

NRC Job Code R3138

Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This document provides best practices for nuclear power plant licensees and emergency response organizations on developing an Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) plan for a radiological emergency. The purpose of an ERC/JIC plan is to ensure the delivery of understandable, timely, accurate, consistent, and credible information to the public, the media, and other stakeholders during a radiological emergency. This document contains example materials for use or adaptation by licensees and emergency response organizations.

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