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How dangerous is radioactivity in the low-dose range?

BfS comments on a recently published study of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

The study co-ordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) examined over 300,000 workers in the nuclear field from three different countries. It supports the assumption that also relatively low and protracted radiation doses may enhance the risk of leukaemia. The study provides an indication for this but no direct evidence.

The BfS does not expect for the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection to be modified, since as a precaution, these recommendations take large uncertainties of previous findings into account. The study underlines the importance of further research work in this field.

You will find the complete BfS statement here.

State of 2015.08.21

Transfer of operator responsibilities

On 25 April 2017, the operator responsibilities for the Asse II mine as well as the Konrad and Morsleben repositories were transferred to the Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal (Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH, BGE). Previously, the responsibility for the projects was with the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The foundations for the change of operatorship are laid down in the "Act on the Realignment of the Organisational Structures in the Field of Radioactive Waste Disposal", which became effective on 30 July 2016. The BfS focusses on the federal tasks of radiation protection, for example in the field of defence against nuclear hazards, medical research, mobile communication, UV protection or the measuring networks for environmental radioactivity.

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