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International Response System

The scope of the international response system includes, but is not limited to, nuclear or radiological incidents and emergencies of actual, potential or perceived radiological significance for more than one State. Relevant facilities and activities include: any nuclear reactor wherever located; any nuclear fuel cycle facility; any radioactive waste management facility; the transport and storage of nuclear fuels or radioactive wastes; the manufacture, use, storage, disposal and transport of radioisotopes for agricultural, medical and related scientific and research purposes; the use of radioisotopes for power generation in space objects; and others.

The scope of the international response system also covers nuclear or radiological incidents and emergencies such as those involving loss, unauthorized removal, misuse or abuse of radioactive and/or nuclear material; health effects and provision of medical care; the spill or spread of radioactive material; events where the radiological consequences exceed a State’s response capabilities; and events resulting from the malicious use of radioactive or nuclear material.

Legal and Planning Basis

International organizations

Member States’ Competent Authorities

IAEA Response System

 

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| Last update: Thursday, June 20, 2013.