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Goiania, ten years later. Proceedings of an international conference

Abstract

Following the radiological accident that happened in Goiania, Brazil, in late 1987, the Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) was able to turn to the international community for assistance under the terms of the 1986 IAEA sponsored Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency; this marked the first time the convention was invoked. Additionally, to prevent the loss of useful information, CNEN and the IAEA designated a panel of international experts to investigate the causes and consequences of the accident and draw up a comprehensive report, `The Radiological Accident in Goiania`, which the IAEA published in 1988. Under its nuclear safety programme, it is the IAEA`s intention to follow up serious radiological accidents with review and analysis, to document the causes and circumstances and to disseminate conclusions, lessons to be learned and recommendations from which all States may benefit. A decade after the Goiania accident, the CNEN convened the international conference `Goiania, Ten Years Later` in co-operation with the IAEA. The purpose of this conference was to share with the local population and the international community the knowledge gained during this tragic event and in the following years. The conference attracted some 400 participants  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1998
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-092; CONF-9710272-
Reference Number:
SCA: 070602; 570100; 560101; 052000; PA: AIX-30:008035; EDB-99:034760; SN: 99002066036
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference Goiania 10 years later: the radiological accident with Cs-137, Goiania (Brazil), 26-31 Oct 1997; Other Information: DN: Refs, figs, tabs; PBD: Dec 1998
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; 57 HEALTH AND SAFETY; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; BRAZIL; CONTAMINATION REGULATIONS; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; LEADING ABSTRACT; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SAFEGUARD REGULATIONS; MEETINGS
OSTI ID:
324462
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Nuclear Safety, Vienna (Austria); Commissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99614505; TRN: XA9948988008035
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99614505
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
392 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Goiania, ten years later. Proceedings of an international conference. IAEA: N. p., 1998. Web.
Goiania, ten years later. Proceedings of an international conference. IAEA.
1998. "Goiania, ten years later. Proceedings of an international conference." IAEA.
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title = {Goiania, ten years later. Proceedings of an international conference}
abstractNote = {Following the radiological accident that happened in Goiania, Brazil, in late 1987, the Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN) was able to turn to the international community for assistance under the terms of the 1986 IAEA sponsored Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency; this marked the first time the convention was invoked. Additionally, to prevent the loss of useful information, CNEN and the IAEA designated a panel of international experts to investigate the causes and consequences of the accident and draw up a comprehensive report, `The Radiological Accident in Goiania`, which the IAEA published in 1988. Under its nuclear safety programme, it is the IAEA`s intention to follow up serious radiological accidents with review and analysis, to document the causes and circumstances and to disseminate conclusions, lessons to be learned and recommendations from which all States may benefit. A decade after the Goiania accident, the CNEN convened the international conference `Goiania, Ten Years Later` in co-operation with the IAEA. The purpose of this conference was to share with the local population and the international community the knowledge gained during this tragic event and in the following years. The conference attracted some 400 participants from 17 countries (Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, Uruguay, United States of America and Venezuela). The present IAEA proceedings contain some 50 papers selected for publication by the editorial committee of the conference Refs, figs, tabs}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1998}
month = {Dec}
}