"Implementation of Integrated Planning Concept to Strengthen Indonesian Radiation Emergency Response Capabilities,"
M.S. Thesis, Health Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2014).
Nuclear power has been included in Indonesian national plan as
an alternative solution for electricity production. However,
Indonesia lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire with around 129
active volcanoes along its region. In addition, the Indonesian
archipelago is formed by three major tectonic plates that
continuously collide and move: the Eurasian Plate, the Pacific
Plate, and the Indo-Oceanic-Australian Plate. Consequently, the
entire Indonesian archipelago is relatively unstable due to high
volcanic and seismic activities. In anticipation of the development
of a nuclear power program and to ensure the safety of the current
practices, the Indonesian government has the responsibility to
provide an integrated conventional and nuclear/radiological
emergency response plan. This plan is the basis to conduct response
activities and the core of a national response framework.
In this research, the current capability of the Indonesian
government to respond a nuclear/radiological emergency is
investigated. The result shows that appropriate response agencies
as well as the legal framework governing emergencies have been
formed. However, neither a conventional nor a nuclear/radiological
emergency response plan has been established. To improve the
current emergency system, the IAEA's graded approach methodology
for an integrated emergency planning is partially implemented. This
graded methodology allows for a thorough evaluation, and ultimately
strengthening Indonesian national response capabilities, correcting
the defects in the current system, and building an integrated
emergency response plan.
Associated Project(s):Implementation of Integrated Planning Concept to Strengthen Indonesian Radiation Emergency Response Capabilities