NEA press room

Chernobyl press briefing

11 April 2006, NEA headquarters, Paris, France

NEA Director-General Luis E. Echávarri, Jacques Lochard, Chair, NEA Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health and Julia Schwartz, NEA Head of Legal Affairs will present Stakeholders and Radiation Protection: Lessons from Chernobyl 20 Years After and International Nuclear Law in the Post-Chernobyl Period on Tuesday 11 April 2006 at 3:00 p.m.


Press briefing materials


Previous NEA reports and publications

Chernobyl press kit
Background information on the accident and links to reports and resources from the NEA and other intergovernmental organisations.

Chernobyl: Assessment of Radiological and Health Impact Tchernobyl: Évaluation de l’impact radiologique et sanitaire
2002 Update of Chernobyl: Ten Years On
The international radiological protection community performed a major status review of the situation around the damaged Chernobyl reactor on the 10-year anniversary of the accident. Since then, studies of the accident site and the contaminated territories continue to be undertaken, which have yielded new scientific results and highlighted important social and health aspects. This report is a complete update of the NEA's earlier publication, Chernobyl: Ten Years On. In particular, it offers the reader the most recent information on the significant new experience gained in the areas of emergency management, long-term environmental behaviour of radioactive materials and health effects. (2003)

Stakeholder Participation in Radiological Decision Making: Processes and Implications
Summary Report of the 3rd Villigen (Switzerland) Workshop, October 2003

Short-term Countermeasures in Case of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency Version française

Experience from International Nuclear Emergency Exercises: The INEX 2 Series Version française

Related links

NEA Radiation Protection programme

NEA Legal Affairs programme

Other international organisations have published significant reports on aspects of Chernobyl, notably the IAEA and the WHO:

International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA)
The WHO's International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA) was established to support national programmes, monitor health consequences and indicate future work needed to ensure that maximum information is gained from this disaster.

IAEA: Chernobyl: 20 Years Later
From the In Focus series: Years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, people in the region still live with wildly varying reports about what impact the accident will have on their families' future health and the environment. The IAEA-initiated 'Chernobyl Forum' is working to give people in the affected villages greater certainty, by issuing factual, authoritative statements on the accident's health effects.

UNSCEAR Reports on the exposures and effects of the Chernobyl accident
UNSCEAR has been involved from early on in the assessment of radiation exposures and health effects.
Website set up by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in co-operation with OCHA & UNDP to help aid and development organizations better coordinate their activities themselves by enabling them to use the site to exchange ideas, plans, projects and experiences and thus avoid needless duplication.

NEA Press kit: International nuclear third party liability

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