Preparedness for the Long-Term Management of Contaminated Freshwater Bodies and Catchments. A Decision making exercise with the MOIRA system

Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F. and Magán, Miguel and Calvín, Miguel and Gil, Eugenio and Monte, Luigi and Hofman, Dmitry (2008). Preparedness for the Long-Term Management of Contaminated Freshwater Bodies and Catchments. A Decision making exercise with the MOIRA system. In: "12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, IRPA-12", 19/10/2008-24/10/2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Title: Preparedness for the Long-Term Management of Contaminated Freshwater Bodies and Catchments. A Decision making exercise with the MOIRA system
Author/s:
  • Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F.
  • Magán, Miguel
  • Calvín, Miguel
  • Gil, Eugenio
  • Monte, Luigi
  • Hofman, Dmitry
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, IRPA-12
Event Dates: 19/10/2008-24/10/2008
Event Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, IRPA-12
Date: 2008
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Post-accident management, MOIRA system, long-term contamination, freshwater contamination, decision making.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Nuclear [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the mid-long-term after a nuclear accident, the contamination of drinking water sources, fish and other aquatic foodstuffs, irrigation supplies and people’s exposure during recreational activities may create considerable public concern, even though dose assessment may in certain situations indicate lesser importance than for other sources, as clearly experienced in the aftermath of accidents like Chernobyl. The MOIRA system is designed to allow for a reliable assessment of the long-term evolution of the radiological situation and of possible alternative rehabilitation strategies, including an objective evaluation of their social, economic and ecological impacts in a rational and comprehensive manner. MOIRA also features a decision analysis methodology, making use of multi-attribute analysis, which can take into account the preferences and needs of different types of stakeholders. A decision-making exercise regarding such problems, in which MOIRA has been be used as a decision support tool, was organised in Spain involving the organizations responsible for emergency management and the affected services, as well as local and regional stakeholders and several international observers. The system resulted very helpful in assessing the overall situation and the alternative management strategies and also facilitated the interaction between agencies which reached a better common understanding of all related issues.

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Item ID: 4597
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4597/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4597
Official URL: http://www.irpa12.org.ar/index.php
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Oct 2010 10:02
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:44
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