CEPN is a a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.

This program was initially strongly focused on the development and application of the principle of optimization of radiological protection. Over the past few years, however, the group’s research programme has also been directed towards the involvement of stakeholders in radiological risk assessment and management, and spreading the radiological protection culture.

The studies are undertaken by a group of around fifteen engineers and economists. The research programme is evaluated by a Scientific Council.

The association currently has three members: the French public electricity generating utility (EDF), the Institute of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) and the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

CEPN is a a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.

Recent publications

The Work Programme of NERIS in Post-Accident Recovery

SCHNEIDER T.

ICRP - 4th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection.
Paris, 10-12 October 2017.

Abstract

NERIS is the European Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery. Created in 2010, with 57 organisations from 28 different countries, the objectives of the platform is to: improve the effective- ness and coherency of current approaches to preparedness, identify further development needs, improve know-how and technical expertise, and establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development. The NERIS Strategic Research Agenda is now structured with three main challenges in: i) radiological impact assessments during all phases of nuclear and radiological events; ii) countermeasure and countermea- sure strategies in emergency and recovery, Decision support and Disaster informatics; iii) setting-up a multi-faceted frame- work for preparedness for emergency response and recovery.

The Fukushima accident has pointed out some key issues for further considerations in NERIS research activities. Among them, one can mention: the importance of transparency of the decision-making processes at the local, regional and national levels; the key role of the access to environmental monitoring at local, national and international levels; the importance to deal with uncertainties in assessment and management of the different phases of the accident; the use of modern social media in the exchange of information; the role of stakeholder involvement processes in both emergency and recovery situ- ations; the considerations on societal, ethical and economic aspects; the reinforcement of Education & Training for various actors. The presentation will emphasize the main issues at stake for NERIS for post-accident management.


(A1297)

Download …

Exhibitions / Projects

Vous avez dit Radioprotection ?

Vous avez dit Radioprotection ?

Did you Say Radiation Protection? Stories of X-Rays, Radioactivity, etc …” is a traveling exhibition devoted to radiation protection, that is to say all the means to protect workers, the public and the environment from potentially harmful effects of X-rays and of radioactivity.

Rayons Santé

Rayons Santé

Rays and Health” is a traveling exhibition that aims to educate the general public on the uses of X-rays and radioactivity in medicine by highlighting the expected benefits but also the risks. Several topics are discussed to encourage caregivers and patients to have a reasoned and cautious approach in order to make the best use of X-rays and radioactivity for health.

ETHOS in Belarus

ETHOS en Biélorussie

Le projet européen ETHOS avait pour but d’améliorer durablement les conditions de vie des habitants des villages dont la vie quotidienne a été fortement affectée par la présence à long terme de contamination radioactive à la suite de l’accident de Tchernobyl. Il s’agissait d’une nouvelle démarche pluridisciplinaire basée sur une implication forte de la population dans l’évaluation et la gestion du risque radiologique en concertation avec les autorités locales, régionales et nationales et des experts biélorusses.