Are current processes for nuclear emergency management in Europe adequate?

E. Carter, S. French

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    Abstract

    We describe the results of process mapping of nuclear emergency management procedures in four European countries. We find clear differences and explore these in relation to their suitability for building a shared understanding across the emergency management team of the evolving situation and a balanced appreciation of the uncertainties. Our findings indicate that there are some issues that cause concern in that the procedures may run smoothly and efficiently but they may also risk underestimating uncertainty or ignore key issues that have only been identified by a minority of experts or models. We are concerned that they do not facilitate the building of shared mental models that the literature such as that on highly reliable organisations has shown is important. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number005
    JournalJournal of Radiological Protection
    Volume26
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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