PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ
Paris, 9 February 1996

The NEA Analyses Lessons From
An International NuclearEmergency Exercise

Since the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979, many countries have strived to improve their emergency planning, preparedness and management programmes for nuclear accidents. The accident at Chernobyl in 1986 highlighted the importance of the international and transborder aspects of these accidents. The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency has just published a new report with the lessons from an international nuclear emergency exercise intended to improve international co-operation and co-ordination in case of nuclear accidents (INEX 1).

The specific objectives of INEX 1 were:

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This report presents a brief history of the events leading up to INEX 1, describes the exercise in detail, and provides an in- depth analysis of the results, experiences and lessons learned form it. Recommendations for future work in the area of international exercises are provided, as well as all background material necessary for running the INEX 1 exercise again as part of an ongoing training programme.

INEX 1 - An International Nuclear Emergency Exercise
OECD, Paris 1995
ISBN 92-64-14560-5
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