ICRP International

Conference on Recovery After Nuclear Accidents

Radiological Protection Lessons
from Fukushima and Beyond

December 1 - 18, 2020

I. Abalkina, E. Melikhova, M. Savkin

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

Communicating Radiation Risks to the Residents of the Chernobyl Affected Areas in Russia: Key Lessons Learned

I. Abalkina, E. Melikhova, M. Savkin (Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, IBRAE, Russia)

The paper analyses communication experience of radiation protection experts at federal/regional and local level. Efforts to justify protective measures were more successful at the federal level; while the task of adjusting risk perceptions among local residents remained unsolved. At the recovery stage (after 15 years), m