EURANOS. The Handbook Users Group (HUG)

A.F. Nisbet, Kasper Grann Andersson, B. Carlé, T. Duranova, T. Ikäheimonen

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    Three handbooks to assist in the management of contaminated food production systems, inhabited areas and drinking water supplies have been developed in conjunction with a wide range of stakeholders in Europe. These handbooks are living documents that will require updating from time to time to remain state-of-the-art. To address this need, a handbook users’ group (HUG) was established in 2007 to provide a platform for maintaining the handbooks and to build a network of users for both the generic handbooks and any subsequently customised versions. A web site was set up ( to facilitate information exchange. Emergency centres in Member States not involved in the development of the handbooks were invited to take part in demonstration activities to establish whether the handbooks were useful for the purposes of contingency planning and accident management. Results from the demonstrations were discussed with the HUG steering group who then made recommendations to the handbook developers on how the handbooks could be improved in the future. Updates have been made and version 2 of the generic handbooks will be published in 2009. In the future, it is likely that the HUG will join with other EURANOS user groups to form the basis of a European platform on post-accident preparedness and management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventFinal EURANOS contractors meeting - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 24 Jun 200926 Jun 2009


    ConferenceFinal EURANOS contractors meeting


    • Radioecology and tracer studies
    • Nuclear technologies


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