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ICRP International

Conference on Recovery After Nuclear Accidents

Radiological Protection Lessons
from Fukushima and Beyond

December 1 - 18, 2020

Y. Konstantinov

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Protection of the Public in a Large-scale Radiation Accident: Overcoming the Presumption of Radiological Guilt

Y. Konstantinov (Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Russia)


The conservative provisions of the ICRP recommendations and the requirements of the IAEA, combined with an inadequate public perception of radiation risk, create prerequisites for a kind of presumption of radiological culpability, which consists in the fact that decisions to protect the population in radiation emergency are made on the basis of radiological criteria th