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New European Approach for cross-border Emergency Preparedness

The heads of the national nuclear and radiation safety regulators in Europe have developed and agreed on a new approach to further improve the response and cross-border coordination for all types of possible accident scenarios including severe accidents, like the one in Fukushima. It contains overarching principles and provides an incentive for joint actions between neighbouring countries. The regulators have committed to engage a cooperation at national level with the competent authorities in charge of civil protection for the implementation of the corresponding measures.

HERCA/Medical Applications/ Meeting between European radiation protection authorities and major stakeholders on justification of medical imaging procedures leading to commitments to contribute to improving justification in medical imaging

On 26 September 2014 HERCA organised a multi stakeholder in Brussels. The objective of the meeting was to exchange views with a variety of key stakeholders on issues with regard to the application of the principle of justification in medical imaging procedures and the justification process.

HERCA/ Emergency Preparedness/ The Board of HERCA approves the HERCA Approach for a better cross-border coordination of protective actions during the response in the early phase of a nuclear accident; development and practical testing

HERCA, the association of the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities, approves its “HERCA-Approach” for a better cross-border coordination of protective actions during the response in the early phase of a nuclear accident.