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Results and lessons learned from radiological/nuclear emergency response exercise held in Québec, Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22470003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks of Québec (Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs du Québec-MDDEP) held a 3-d provincial nuclear emergency response exercise in September 2008 that saw participation from Canadian provincial and federal departments. Nuclear emergency exercises are regularly held in Québec, given the presence of the Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant situated in Bécancour on the St. Lawrence River. The significance of this exercise is that it marks the first exercise held in Canada where environmental samples spiked with relevant radioisotopes were analyzed during the exercise, both on-site and remotely, and where the results of those analyses had a direct impact on the decisions made during the exercise. Following the exercise, samples were sent to two other laboratories that are part of the Canadian National Nuclear Laboratory Network for analysis, providing the first intercomparison exercise for the Network. The results of the analysis of the air and drinking water samples, as well as the lessons learned during the exercise, are presented and discussed in this article.
Authors:
Dominic Lortie; Sonia Johnson; Nadereh St-Amant; Dominic Larivière; Germain Tremblay; Danielle Richoz; Christophe Romiguière; Etienne Frenette; Jason Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S67-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre d'Expertise en Analyse Environnementale du Québec, Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs du Québec, 850, boul. Vanier, Laval, QC, Canada, H7C 2M7. dominic.lortie@mddep.gouv.qc.ca
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