The rapid, temporary removal of people from an area to avoid or reduce short term radiation exposure in a nuclear or radiological emergency. The primary purpose of evacuation is to protect the population against inhalation of radionuclides and external exposures from radionuclides in the air and deposited on the ground.
(Adapted from ICRP Publication 109, 2008)
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from ICRP Publication 109, 2008
The rapid, temporary removal of people from an area to avoid or reduce short-term radiation exposure in an emergency exposure situation.