What is a reasonable cost for protection against radiation and other risks ?
In Sweden, the National Audit Bureau is encouraging attempts at discussing the costs of protection.
For many years, a government authority considering new regulations must provide the government with background material illustrating the costs, the expected benefits, and other aspects of the decision.
Direct costs should be stated together with nonquantifiable factors indicated by a valuation of whether they consequences are positive or negative.
Applied to radiation protection, this includes discussion of the resources worth spending in order to prevent a case of serious radiation injury.
If the marginal cost for a protective measure is <5 million Swedish crowns (5 MSEK; ~1 million U.S. dollars) per prevented case, the radiation protection authority considers the measure to be strongly justified.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radioprotection, Analyse avantage coût, Planification, Suède, Europe, Analyse risque, Environnement, Economie, Ethique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radioprotection, Cost benefit analysis, Planning, Sweden, Europe, Risk analysis, Environment, Economy, Ethics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0499759
Code Inist : 002A08F04. Création : 199406.