Director of the Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority chairs IAEA's Expert Meeting on Radiation Protection

Today the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Sigurður M. Magnússon, director of the Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority, had accepted the Agency's invitation to chair its sixth International Experts' Meeting on Radiation Protection after the Fukushima Accident, which will take place in Vienna 17 to 21 February 2014.

The meeting will discuss what lessons can be learned from the Fukushima accident, how reactions to similar accidents can be improved and how the long-term effects of nuclear accidents may be mitigated. The meeting is a part of the IAEA's Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, which was adopted by the Agency's Board of Governors and unanimously endorsed by IAEA General Conference in 2011.

It is worth noting that a radionuclide station, operated by the Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority in cooperation with the CTBTO, was the first in Europe to detect radioactive particles originating from the Fukushima accident.

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