Protective measures

The emergency response plan (PIU) in the event of a nuclear accident defines four main protective measures that the Crisis Cell can order depending on the seriousness of the situation.

For each measure, the stakeholders affected, their respective roles and the actions to be taken are detailed.

The four main protective measure provided for in the plan are

  1. advising the population to take shelter;
  2. taking potassium iodide tablets;
  3. evacuation of the population;
  4. controlling, protecting and using foodstuffs, agricultural products and animal feed.

Specific plans have been set for:

  • hospitals,
  • establishments for disabled and older people,
  • schools,
  • transport management,
  • water management.

Whether a protective measure is implemented depends on the radiological reference level that measures the biological impact of ionising radiation.

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