Europol, IAEA host radiological management training course

Europol, IAEA host radiological management training course.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Europol held a training course near Warsaw, Poland, for radiological incident and emergency management this past week.

The Polish National Center for the Nuclear Research and the Polish Police also provided support for the training course, and the former offered its facilities as the location. This course was focused on training first response personnel to be able to react in an effective and appropriate manner in the face of an incident relating to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials. The course consisted of presentations, case studies and exercises in the field.

Europol representatives stated that the organization will continue its work with the IAEA in efforts to improve technical knowledge and response capacity in Europe. This training course was carried out through increasing partnership efforts between Europol and the IAEA; it serves the mitigation and detection efforts proposed by the European Commission in order to lessen CBRN risks.

Approximately 20 participants were in attendance, representing 14 members of the EU, Moldova and Ukraine. Participants are a part of a network of response personnel that is maintained by Europol under the auspices of the EU CBRN Action Plan.

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