National arrangements for incidents involving radioactivity (NAIR): technical handbook

  • National arrangements for incidents involving radioactivity (NAIR): technical handbook

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: NAIR

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    • NAIR
    • Incidents
    • Radioactive
    • Transport
    • Radiation Protection Adviser

    NAIR 2002 Handbook (NRPB-W7). This publication is still valid despite its publication date. NAIR provides rapid and widely available assistance to the police and other emergency services where no radiation expert (e.g. Radiation Protection Adviser) is otherwise available. Assistance is provided in 2 stages and is drawn from hospitals, the nuclear industry and government departments.

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