Learning from the Goiânia accident and from those who dealt with radiological, economic, waste, social, medical and psychological aspects of it.
Workshop: Avril 14-16, 2008
Motivation & Scope
In the framework of the collaboration agreement signed in November 2005 by the Belgian Minister of Economy, Energy, Trade and Science Policy of Belgium Mr. Marc Verwilghen and his Brazilian counterpart the Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Sergio Rezende, Belgium and Brazil are to cooperate on the transfer of knowledge and technology to better respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies.
The response to an act of terror involving the malevolent use of radiation and that associated with an accidental dispersal of radiation involves a number of common elements and these are among others: radiological, psychological, medical, first response, triage, financial, waste management, public perception, etc. Therefore, it seemed worthy to learn from the accidental dispersion of Cs-137 during the Goiânia accident and from those who at that time played an important role in the accident management.
This workshop is intended to create synergies between Brazilian and Belgian experts, by covering several aspects of the accident. This workshop is being organised with the financial support of the Belgian Science Policy Office. The first day of the Workshop is focussed on operational issues the second day on medical issues and the third day on policy matters.