Workshop 1: Regulatory approaches and requirements
The workshop was held with environmental regulators, NGOs and some industry representation (although the focus of this first workshop was to elicit views from regulators). The aim was to discuss and explore in more detail areas relating to the protection of the environment and in particular obtain views on the following:
Issues discussed included:
The workshop report records discussions during the meeting and does not necessarily reflect the views of members of the PROTECT consortium and no attempt was made to comment on (or 'correct') the discussions.
Workshop 2: Approaches to demonstrate protection of the environment from ionising radiation
The purpose of this workshop was to begin evaluation of the approaches available for use in the demonstration of the protection of the environment from ionising radiation. The workshop brought together developers of key approaches and current and potential users of these approaches. Specific objectives of the workshop were to:
A proportion of the workshop was devoted to the application of three approaches (RESRAD-BIOTA, ERICA TOol and EA R&D128), which are readily available to users, to a simple scenario. The report records the discussions during the workshop, the results and follow-up evaluation of the scenario application.
Workshop 3: Approaches to demonstrate protection of the environment from ionising radiation
This workshop reported back on the activities highlighted in workshop 1 and discussed the application of available tools to radiological environmental impact assessments. The scope was expanded to allow:
The workshop report summarises the various presentations and associated discussion. The latter sections are devoted to a scenario application conducted during the workshop which had the aim of to begin the discussion of the use of the available numeric benchmark values within assessments; and (ii) compare results for humans and biota.
Workshop 4: Numerical benchmarks - proposed levels and underlying reasoning
This workshop was held to discuss the numeric benchmark values (their derivation and use) as presented within the then (2008) draft PROTECT Deliverable 5. Various key organisations had been asked to present their current position with regard to radiological protection of the environment and also their view on the content of the deliverable which was subsequently recorded in the annex associated with the final Deliverable 5.