EPJ Nuclear Sci. Technol.
Volume 8, 2022
Euratom Research and Training in 2022: challenges, achievements and future perspectives
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Part 1: Safety research and training of reactor systems|
|Published online||14 December 2022|
RadoNorm – towards effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations – focus on RADON and NORM
BfS Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, 85764
2 IRSN Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Security, B.P. 3, 13115 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance Cedex, France
3 EK Centre for Energy Research, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33, 1121 Budapest, Hungary
4 STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Laippatie 4, 00880 Helsinki, Finland
5 SÚRO National Radiation Protection Institute, Bartoškova 1450/28, Praha 4, 14000, Czech Republic
6 SCK. CEN Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium
7 SU Stockholms universitet, Svante Arrhenius väg 20C, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
8 EIMV Elektroinstitut Milan Vidmar, Hajdrihova 2, Slovenia
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Received in final form: 28 June 2022
Accepted: 26 September 2022
Published online: 14 December 2022
RadoNorm aims to manage risks from exposures to radon and naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) to promote effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations. It supports the European Member States and the EU Commission (EC) in implementing the Basic Safety Standards for protection against ionising radiation hazards at the legislative, executive, and operational levels (Directive 2013/59/EURATOM). The project is grounded on (1) implementation of multidisciplinary and innovative research and technologies, (2) integration of education and training, and (3) dissemination of project results targeting a broad stakeholder community including the public, regulators, and policymakers. The objectives are achieved through scientific research-related topics (exposure, dosimetry, biology, epidemiology, societal aspects), cross-cutting topics (education and training, dissemination, ethics) and project management. The project will yield guidelines at legal, executive and operational levels. It will enable consolidated and harmonised decision-making in the field of radiation protection, considering societal aspects and sustainable knowledge transfer. The project contributes to EC activities to strengthen radiation protection in a consistent and joint manner, as has already been done through the establishment of radiation protection platforms, the promotion of projects (e.g., DoReMi, OPERRA) and the partnership CONCERT-EJP. The outcomes may also impact future recommendations.
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