Auf der Generalkonferenz der Internationalen Atomenergie-Organisation (IAEO) in Wien wird für einen besseren Schutz bei grenzüberschreitenden Auswirkungen von Atomreaktorunfällen das Abkommen über die frühzeitige Benachrichtigung bei nuklearen Unfällenunterzeichnet.


Adopted in 1986 following the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, this Convention establishes a notification system for nuclear accidents which have the potential for international transboundary release that could be of radiological safety significance for another State. It requires States to report the accident's time, location, radiation releases, and other data essential for assessing the situation. Notification is to be made to affected States directly or through the IAEA, and to the IAEA itself. Reporting is mandatory for any nuclear accident involving facilities and activities listed in Article 1. Pursuant to Article 3, States may notify other accidents as well. The five nuclear-weapon States (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and United States) have all declared their intent also to report accidents involving nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons tests.

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