accident monitoring Articles

  • Prospective use of individual emergency monitoring of the public lessons from Chernobyl

    Experience in individual dosimetric and radiometric surveys of the public during the early phase of the Chernobyl accident has been considered. Delay in implementation of individual measurements was the reason why such results were not used in emergency management. Analysis of the estimates of thyroid doses based on the results of individual monitoring showed that 3050% of small children residing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data assimilation, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses in the Dutch nuclear emergency management system: a pilot study

    To investigate the possibilities to improve the Dutch nuclear emergency management system, a pilot study was carried out on a data assimilation method for our atmospheric dispersion model. By means of the data assimilation method, the prediction of potentially contaminated areas in the early and late phases of a nuclear accident can significantly be improved. In the early phase, results of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Contamination accidents in China's drinking water distribution networks: status and countermeasures

    In recent years, frequent urban drinking water contamination accidents have caused significant impacts on society in China. However, emergency measures are primarily realized as management policies lack systematic technologies especially for those within-network contamination accidents. The aim of this paper is to perform analysis on cases of contaminant accidents that occurred in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • European Commission international data and information exchange systems to assist EU Member States in case of radiological and nuclear emergencies

    Shortly after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident the European Commission (EC) initiated various activities in order to make early notification and reliable radiological information available to the European Union (EU) Member States in case of nuclear accidents. The Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring (REM) group at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A simulation study of the accident risk in the Istanbul Channel

    The Istanbul Channel has a considerable amount of maritime traffic and is one of the most difficult-to-navigate waterways in the world. Ships are consequently prone to accidents. These accidents impose risks on the nearby population, property and the environment. Naturally, besides any adverse meteorological and geographical conditions, the increase in the volume of transit and local maritime ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Basic Principle of Safety

    A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or ...

  • Bruce Power (Canada) Gamma Monitoring System - Case Study

    System description and operational performance after first winter period 2014/2015 The Bruce Power nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ontario, Canada, is the largest nuclear generating station in the world, operating 8 nuclear reactors producing 6300 MW. In correlation with Bruce Power’s safety culture, “Safety first” and continuous improvement are essential and substantial ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Need of Surveillance and High Quality Monitoring

    With the rise in unwanted scenarios in nature due to the man-made activities in the environment a severe need for proper surveillance of various disasters causing factors is a must in the current prevailing situations. An uncountable millions of lives are being lost every year due to accidents or natural calamities. The squandering caused by such undesirable phenomena’s can be curtailed by ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement

    Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to “all around.” Putting power into the hands of the people is, quite literally, Erik Hersman’s life’s work. With the help of mobile phone technology, open-source software and a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs, the ...


    By Ensia

  • Evaluation of the preparedness of the healthcare system of Bulgaria in nuclear accidents

    This paper describes the studies that were carried out to establish the available resources of the hospitals situated near to Bulgarian NPP 'Kozloduy' to perform medical treatment of casualties in mass radiation accidents. Special attention has been paid to evaluate the possibility to perform first aid and triage to the victims, radiation monitoring procedure and decontamination. The expert view ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Protecting Precious Cargo: Safety Monitoring at IVF and Cryogenic Facilities

    Overview In March 2018, at two separate fertility clinics, one in Clevelandand the other in San Francisco, the cryogenic tanks storing eggs and embryos malfunctioned, resulting in devastating losses for couples hoping to conceive children. Nationwide, as of December 2019, there were more than 440 sites that store embryos or eggs in specialized storage tanks of liquid nitrogen, but ...

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By Sheilds

  • Plant area monitoring at Krško

    Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering system and hydrogen recombiners, a new emergency diesel generator, and a protected store of mobile emergency equipment, is already completed. The next phase in ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

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