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IMPACT ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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WHAT SHOULD THE HIGHEST LEVEL LOOK LIKE?

 

The scale was developed three years after the Chernobyl accident. At that time the consequences of an event rated at the highest level of INES were widely known. Many qualitative terms were used when reporting on Chernobyl, which must now be defined.

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Stochastic health risks over a wide area

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Release of a large fraction of the inventory of a power reactor (including long lived radionuclides)

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Involving more than one country

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Long term environmental consequences

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Possibility of deterministic effects

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Protective measures that are likely to be applied