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Updated: Dec 10, 2020

Canada’s Guidance Document on Recovery Following a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

Tristan Barr (Health Canada, Canada)

In response to the IAEA 2019 Emergency Preparedness Review mission, Canada committed to make plans and arrangements for recovery following a nuclear or radiological emergency. Health Canada, the federal department responsible for nuclear emergency preparedness and response, will publish Guidance on Planning for Recovery following a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency in December 2020. This publication is in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Natural Resources Canada, Department of National Defence and Public Safety Canada. Incorporating lessons learned from past nuclear disasters, this document provides guidance to decision-makers for planning off-site recovery activities, including individual monitoring, environmental monitoring, food chain monitoring, remediation and waste management. Key themes introduced include exposure situations, reference levels, psychosocial considerations, establishment Recovery Management Organizations and community engagement throughout the preparedness, response and recovery phases. This is the first Canadian document exploring recovery and is intended to advance recovery planning within Canada and internationally.



Tristan Barr (Health Canada, Canada)




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