Overview of the PREPARE WP3: management of contaminated goods in post-accidental situation – Synthesis of European stakeholders' panels

S. Charron, S. Lafage, E. Van Asselt, M. Baptista, M. Van Bourgondiën, P. Brandhoff, T. Cabianca, J. Camps, B. Cessac, P. Crouail, V. Durand, E. Gallego, O. Gil, S. Holmes, C. Hourdakis, K. Jones, V. Kamenopoulou, J.F. Lecomte, A. Liland, I. LopesM.J. Madruga, J.O. Martins, C. McMahon, M. Montero, C. Murith, G. Olyslaegers, C. Organo, I. Paiva, T. Peltonen, L. Portugal, C. Potiriadis, A. Prades, M. Reis, N. Rossignol, T. Schneider, R. Sala, V. Smith, V. Tafili, P. Teles, Y. Tomkiv, C. Trueba, C. Turcanu, T. Turtiainen, C. Twenhöfel, P. Vaz, Tatiana Duranova, Wolfgang Raskob, Thierry Schneider

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Recommendations and requirements for the management of foodstuffs including drinking water and
feedstuffs (but not other commodities) contaminated after a nuclear accident or a radiological event have been developed by
international bodies such as Codex Alimentarius Commission or European Union as well as by individual countries.
However, the experience fromsevere nuclear accidents (Chernobyl,Fukushima) and less serious radiological events, shows
that the implementation of such systems (based on criteria expressed in activity concentration) seems to be not fully suitable
to prevent several difficulties such as, for instance, stigmatization and even rejection attitudes from consumers or retailers
(anticipating the fears of consumers). Tofurther investigate the possible strategies and stakeholder expectations to deal with
this sensitive issue, a study has been launchedwithin the European research projectPREPARE-WP3. The overall objective
of this work, coordinated is to contribute to the development of strategies, guidance and tools for the management of the
contaminated products, taking into account the views of producers, processing and retail industries and consumers. For this
purpose, 10 stakeholder panels from different European countries have been set up. In addition, feedback experience from
the management of contaminated goods following the Fukushima accident has been provided by Japanese stakeholders.
This paper highlights the key topics tackled by the different European stakeholders’ panels
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S83-S91
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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