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ICRP International

Conference on Recovery After Nuclear Accidents

Radiological Protection Lessons
from Fukushima and Beyond

December 1 - 18, 2020

Y. Ishikawa

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Discipline in International Trade in Food After a Nuclear Accident: The Role of ICRP Recommendations

Y. Ishikawa (University of Shizuoka, Japan)


When radionuclides are dispersed in the surrounding areas due to a major accident at a nuclear power plant, neighboring countries usually suspend imports of agricultural and food products from the affected areas or intensify import inspections. In reality, this does not immediately lead to trade disputes. Rather, once the accident is largely under control and food products produced in the affected areas are permitted to be placed on the market,