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Chernobyl: response of medical physics departments in the United Kingdom

Abstract

This conference drew attention to gaps in United Kingdom arrangements for dealing with the effects (both supposed and real) of accidents at civil nuclear installations on the populations which surround them; it showed how, in the case of the Chernobyl accident, Medical Physicists in the National Health Service responded to plug these gaps in spite of the organisational difficulties which the crisis presented; and it suggested a method of incorporating this hitherto underestimated resource into national planning for civil nuclear accidents. Reports are included from Newcastle, Charing Cross Hospital, The London Hospital, Cambridge, Westminster Hospital, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, Canterbury, Swansea (environmental measurements) and Mount Vernon.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1986
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
GBN-87-004963; EDB-87-178123
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Report No. 50
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; EMERGENCY PLANS; FALLOUT; PUBLIC RELATIONS; RADIATION MONITORING; UNITED KINGDOM; ACCIDENTS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EUROPE; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; MONITORING; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WESTERN EUROPE; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety
OSTI ID:
5961111
Research Organizations:
Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine, London (UK)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
Pages: 99
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Citation Formats

Haywood, J K. Chernobyl: response of medical physics departments in the United Kingdom. United Kingdom: N. p., 1986. Web.
Haywood, J K. Chernobyl: response of medical physics departments in the United Kingdom. United Kingdom.
Haywood, J K. 1986. "Chernobyl: response of medical physics departments in the United Kingdom." United Kingdom.
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abstractNote = {This conference drew attention to gaps in United Kingdom arrangements for dealing with the effects (both supposed and real) of accidents at civil nuclear installations on the populations which surround them; it showed how, in the case of the Chernobyl accident, Medical Physicists in the National Health Service responded to plug these gaps in spite of the organisational difficulties which the crisis presented; and it suggested a method of incorporating this hitherto underestimated resource into national planning for civil nuclear accidents. Reports are included from Newcastle, Charing Cross Hospital, The London Hospital, Cambridge, Westminster Hospital, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, Canterbury, Swansea (environmental measurements) and Mount Vernon.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1986}
month = {Jan}
}