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HPA-RPD-042 - UK Recovery Handbook for Radiation Incidents: 2008

2008: Recovery handboof for Radiation Incidents: c0ver

Authors:

A Nisbet, A Jones, J Brown, K Mortimer, G Roberts and S Mobbs

Publication date: June 2008

ISBN: ISBN 978-0-85951-622-8

 

Synopsis

This document has been withdrawn. Version 3 of the UK Recovery Handbooks for Radiation Incidents, HPA-RPD-064, is now available.

In 2005, HPA published the UK Recovery Handbook for Radiation Incidents. The Handbook is designed to assist decision makers in the management of contaminated food production systems, drinking water and inhabited areas following an incident  in which radioactive material is dispersed into the environment. It contains a compilation of reliable, consistent and comprehensive information to help users identify the important issues at stake and to evaluate timely and effective management options. Version 2 of the Handbook provides a major update to the guidance on the management of food production systems. In addition to supporting scientific information, it includes checklists for planning in advance of an incident, datasheets, advice on how to select and combine management options and a worked example. Sections dealing with radiation protection principles, drinking water and inhabited areas remain unchanged in version 2. A full update of the  Handbook, version 3, will be available in hard copy, CD and PDF formats in spring 2009.

 


Availability

To order:

This report is not available in hard copy.  Please download the pdf files as detailed below.

Additional information

This document has been withdrawn. Version 3 of the UK Recovery Handbooks for Radiation Incidents, HPA-RPD-064, is now available.

Version 2 of the UK Recovery Handbook is made up of a number of files.  These files are made interactive by the use of hyperlinks.  To ensure that these hyperlinks operate correctly it is necessary to download and save the files on your computer using specific filenames which are shown next to each hyperlink below. To download the Handbook, or sections of it, right click on the hyperlinks below, choose Save Target As.  Save the file to your computer using the filenames given under each hyperlink.  If you open the file using left click, use the Save As feature and change the filename.

The handbook is divided into colour-coded sections, each representing a different topic area as follows.

Cover Page    

HPA RPD 042 UK Recovery Handbook for Radiation Incidents: 2008 Version 2 (PDF, 5.7 MB): full UK Recovery Handbook

(Save As UKRecoveryHandbook_v2.pdf”)

HPA RPD 042: Main contents (PDF, 113 KB): main contents page

(Save As “MainContents_v2.pdf”)

Yellow             

HPA RPD 042: introduction (PDF, 263 KB):introduction to the recovery phase and  radiation protection principles.  As published in version 1

(Save As “Introduction_v2.pdf”)

Green

HPA RPD 042: Food production systems (PDF, 4.2 MB): includes updated information on the management of food production systems, excludes the datasheets. Version 2.

(Save As “FoodSection_v2.pdf”)

HPA RPD 042: Food datasheet (PDF, 3 MB): includes updated datasheets for the management of food production systems. Version 2.

(Save As “FoodDS_v2.pdf”)

Purple

HPA RPD 042: Inhabited Areas (PDF, 2.9 MB): includes information on the management of inhabited areas, excludes the datasheets. As published in version 1.

(Save As “InhabitedSection_v1.pdf”)

HPA RPD 042: Inhabited Areas datasheet (PDF, 3.3 MB):includes datasheets for the management of inhabited areas. As published in version 1).

 (Save As “InhabitedDS_v1.pdf”)

Blue

HPA RPD 042: Drinking water (PDF, 651 KB): includes information on the management of drinking water. As published in version 1).

(Save As “DrinkingWaterSection_v1.pdf”)

Grey

HPA RPD 042: User Guide (PDF, 323 KB):  includes user guide

(Save As “UserGuide_v2.pdf”)

Last reviewed: 22 August 2011