To exchange knowledge between policymakers and experts, including from the University of Cambridge (CSER) and DEFRA’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Recovery Programme, on challenges of and solutions to response and recovery following a deliberate or accidental release of radiological and nuclear material. For such scenarios of nuclear “error and terror”, we will explore emergency planning and preparedness by testing current policies for structural deficiencies, blind spots, and problems of institutional design, scopes of responsibility, coordination and risk communication. We will focus on social resilience and off-site recovery (including evacuation and return) rather than on prevention; and on the overall policy landscape rather than on technical specificities. Emphasis will be put on recent lessons from the ongoing recovery process in Fukushima, Japan.
This workshop was part of the Hauser-Raspe Workshop Series at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.