IAEA Assesses Cuba’s Response to Nuclear Emergencies

Havana, Dec 1st.-Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assessed in Havana Cuba’s preparedness and response framework for nuclear and radiation emergencies, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

At the request of the Cuban government, the agency deployed for 10 days the emergency preparedness review (EPREV) mission, as part of an IAEA technical cooperation project aimed at strengthening the national safety and radiation protection infrastructure in the island.

Also with researchers from Chile and Portugal, the team identified specific good practices that go beyond the requirements established in the IAEA safety standards, the document says.

The use of a comprehensive system to methodically analyze the real national and international events, identify learned lessons and disseminate them to all relevant organizations is listed.

The reports highlights Cuba’s work in using a systematic approach to develop integrated and coordinated nuclear and radiation emergency plans before the operation of a radiation facility starts.(Prensa Latina)