These handbooks (version 4), developed in conjunction with a wide range of expert stakeholders, provide guidance for the management of contaminated food production systems, inhabited areas and drinking water supplies, to help develop and implement a recovery strategy in the aftermath of a radiation incident.
They are aimed at:
- national and local authorities
- central government departments and agencies
- radiation and health protection experts
- emergency services
- industry and others who may be involved in the recovery from a radiation incident
The handbooks can be used as a preparatory tool, under non-crisis conditions, to engage stakeholders and to develop local and regional plans.
Previous versions were HPA-RPD-064 (version 3), published in 2009, HPA-RPD-042 (version 2), published in 2008, and HPA-RPD-002 (version 1) published in 2005.