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Early exchange of information in the event of a radiological emergency
This decision introduces a framework for the early exchange of information between countries in the event of a radiological emergency: the "Ecurie" system.
Council Decision 87/600/EEC of 14 December 1987 on Community arrangements for the early exchange of information in the event of a radiological emergency.
This decision introduces the "Ecurie" system. This system requires Member States to notify and provide information to the Commmission and to the Member States affected or liable to be affected whenever a Member State decides to take measures of a widespread nature in order to protect the general public in the event of a radiological emergency.
Such information must include the nature and time of the event, its exact location and the nature of the facility or activity involved, the cause, the foreseeable development and the protective measures taken or planned. This information must subsequently be supplemented by any further relevant information.
Upon receipt of this information, Member States are required to inform the Commission of the measures taken and Recommendations issued or envisaged and, at appropriate intervals, of the levels of radioactivity measured by their monitoring facilities in foodstuffs, feedingstuffs, drinking water and the environment. The Commission must then forward that information, plus information it receives from non-Community countries, to the competent authorities of all the other Member States.
The point of contact and the Commission service designated to forward this information shall be available on a 24-hour basis.
The information may be used without restrictions except when it is provided in confidence by the notifying Member State.
|Act||Entry into force - Date of expiry||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision 87/600/EEC||21.3.1988||-||OJ L 371 of 30.12.1987|