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October 2018 (Issue 7)


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Welcome to the latest edition of EPR Insights. This edition includes information on the recent International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public as well as updates on EPR-related exercises, tools, workshops, webinars and publications.

EPR Insights informs the international EPR community and interested stakeholders about IAEA developments. Read it online at


The news stories are collated from articles posted on to provide updates on IAEA emergency preparedness and response.

8 October 2018

Communicating Clearly, Quickly is Key in Risk Mitigation during Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies: IAEA Symposium

Communicating effectively with the public in nuclear and radiological emergencies is of vital importance to prevent radiological and other health hazards. Close to 400 experts in the field discussed ways to do this best during the IAEA International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public held in Vienna last week.

Symposium photos
17 September 2018

Virtual Emergency Response Experience Offered at the IAEA General Conference

The IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) introduced virtual reality tools into its annual training programme last year. Since then, about 100 people have used virtual reality to train for emergencies. This year ...

20 September 2018

IAEA Designates two new Capacity Building Centres in China and Russia for Emergency Preparedness and Response

The IAEA’s activities for education and training in emergency preparedness and response (EPR) were further strengthened this week with the designations of two new IAEA Capacity Building Centres (CBCs) ...

11 September 2018

IAEA Response and Assistance Network Workshop Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Radiological monitoring and environmental sampling and analysis during or after an emergency were key topics at an IAEA workshop held in August in Fukushima Prefecture. ...

13 September 2018

IAEA Holds Workshop for Radiological Assessors in Asia and the Pacific

A recent IAEA workshop held in Melbourne, Australia, strengthened the skills of 35 experts from 10 Asia and the Pacific Member States who are responsible for advising authorities on how to protect the public in a nuclear or radiological emergency. ...

12 September 2018

IAEA Offers Webinar on Food Safety in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

An upcoming webinar, organized in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization in the United Nations (FAO), aims to help national experts be prepared in case an emergency involving a significant release of ...

More news

Recent events and activities

In August, the IEC held a video conference with the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan as it was conducting a two-day emergency drill involving two different nuclear power plant sites. (Photo: M. Otarra/IAEA)
IEC Head Elena Buglova, IEC Response System Officer Guenther Winkler and IEC Response System Analyst Stefane Defour talk with experts from the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan during the emergency drill. (Photo: M. Otarra/IAEA)

Upcoming events and activities

More events

Recent publications

Preparación y respuesta para casos de emergencia nuclear o radiológica

Requisitos de Seguridad Generales 
Nº GSR Part 7 (Spanish)

Colección de normas de seguridad del OIEA

STI/PUB/1708; (ISBN: 978-92-0-307517-6); 112 pages; 2 figures; Date published: 2018

The Radiological Accident in Chilca

Under the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, the Peruvian authorities requested assistance from the IAEA in relation to the radiological accident that occurred during non-destructive testing using a nuclear radioactive source in the district of Chilca, Peru, in 2012.

STI/PUB/1776; (ISBN:978-92-0-101817-5); 113 pp.; 63 figures; Date Published: 2018

Medical Management of Persons Internally Contaminated with Radionuclides in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

A Manual for Medical Personnel.

116 pp.; 10 figures; Date Published: 2018

International Radiation Monitoring Information System

User Manual, IRMIS Version 3.0.0

EPR-IEComm (2018) Attachment 2; 67 pp.; 59 figures; Date Published: 2018

More publications

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