United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W14  International Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness and Assistance

One of the key safety strategies identified in the recently issued “NRC Draft Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2018–2022” involves ensuring that the NRC maintains its readiness to respond to incidents and emergencies involving NRC-licensed facilities, radioactive materials, and domestic and international operating events. For events of international interest, it is critical to have a working knowledge and understanding of the existing international frameworks within which the NRC and international organizations respond. Accordingly, this technical session will highlight ongoing and planned efforts to strengthen both the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency and the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, as well as the efforts of various international organizations devoted to emergency preparedness and response.

Attendees of this session will gain a better understanding of existing international incident and emergency communication mechanisms, how governments utilize such communications mechanisms during an incident or emergency, and what kind of information is expected to be exchanged. Attendees will also better understand how governments can make and respond to requests for assistance should an event occur.

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