The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) has custom designed software tools to support assessment and prognosis of nuclear and radiological emergency scenarios, aimed at ensuring consistent and concise technical reports for emergency assessments. In this paper the functionality, updating and structural development of emergency communications tools is presented, that lead the user through a series of questions with the aid of instructions that will collect relevant technical details and organize them into standardized reports. These reports can be exported for use in internal communication or communication with external stakeholders. This paper discusses enhancements in the suite of tools, specifically the reactor assessment tool (RAT), which was updated, the emergency response action, and the radiological source assessment tools, which were expanded and finally the development of two dose assessment tools (DAT) for internal and external exposure to radioactive substances.
Technical Communication During Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies With the Tools to Support International Assessment and Prognosis
University of Ontario Institute of Technology,
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
Manuscript received August 2, 2018; final manuscript received February 6, 2019; published online March 15, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Ignacio Gómez.
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Tzivaki, M., and Waller, E. J. (March 15, 2019). "Technical Communication During Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies With the Tools to Support International Assessment and Prognosis." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. April 2019; 5(2): 020913. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042906
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