Vol. 3, 2018

Original research papers

Radiation Protection

CBRN DECONTAMINATION CONSIDERED BY THE CONCEPT OF CBRN SECURITY: A SERBIAN CASE

Dejan Vasovic, Stevan Musicki, Sladjan Hristov

Pages: 68–72

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2018.14

Nuclear and chemical accidents lead to endangering the health of citizens and the environment due to contamination by radiological and chemical contaminants and consequently cause security risks for the population and material goods. Decontamination related to CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) events represents a set of processes and activities aimed at total or partial removal or neutralization of radiological, chemical, and biological contamination caused by an intended or non-intended threat, thereby reducing the risk of exposure to the people or the environment up to the permissible levels. The primary and ultimate goal of decontamination is the complete elimination of radioactive contaminants or the minimization of contamination levels of chemical and biological contaminants. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the relevance of CBRN decontamination observed from multiple perspectives: the environmental resources protection standpoint, the society wellbeing standpoint, and the operative personnel and experience-knowledge standpoint to engage them in the most effective manner.
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