European Parliament calls for
review of radiation protection standards
By a massive majority on May 3rd 2001 the European Parliament adopted a resolution1 on the consequences of the Chernobyl accident.
Among the recommendations is the following:-11. Based on new scientific evidence suggesting doubts about aspects of the radiation risk model, particularly as regards the effects of the Chernobyl fall-out 2, [the Parliament] requests the [European] Commission to arrange an epidemiological study of the effects of Chernobyl throughout Europe as a whole; [the Parliament] also calls on the IAEA and UNSCEAR, as well as the ICRP and Euratom, to re-examine the risk model;
1 European Parliament resolution on the problem of nuclear safety fifteen years after the Chernobyl accident, and its health consequences.
Full text as downloadable PDF file.
2 The reference to new scientific evidence suggesting doubts about aspects of the radiation risk model, particularly as regards the effects of the Chernobyl fall-out, means a paper by LLRC's scientific advisers Green Audit
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