European national emergency response plans have long been focused on accidents at nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations. Recently, the possible threats by disaffected groups have shifted the focus to being prepared also for terrorist acts involving the malevolent use of ionising radiation that are aimed at creating disruption and panic in society. Although some countries may have adequate national plans for response, there is a need for European guidelines on how to respond in cases involving the malevolent use of radioactive material; thus adding a consistent, coherent and harmonized approach throughout Europe
A Handbook has been produced under the project TMT Handbook: “Triage, Monitoring and Treatment of people exposed to radiation following a malevolent act” to address this need. The project has been partly funded by the European Commission under the 6th EURATOM Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development under grant FP6-036497.
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