Monday, 27-04-2015

"Toward an integrated, joint cross-border detection system and harmonized rapid responses procedures to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies"
Implementation of an adequate, well-structured system that provides reliable detection and real-time notification is of outmost significance for an effective and timely response in emergencies resulting from industrial accidents, and is a pre-requisite to further implementation of a realistic civil protection policy.

A Decision Support Tool having access to, and using in an integrated manner, data from the entire cross-border area (regardless of physical country border) serves as a powerful tool to responsible authorities to implement countermeasures within a time compatible with that needed to protect the population. Also offers better coherence and transparency in the decision processes on local and border-crossing interventions as one input to improving public understanding and acceptance of off-site measures.

The RO-BG cross-border area concentrates the two countries' energy production capabilities based on nuclear technology (Cernavoda and Kozloduy NPPs), as well as important activities and industrial facilities having a high potential of risk due to routine handling of dangerous substances.

The recent process of technological risk identification at the border between Romania and Bulgaria (required by the SEVESO II, Directive 96/82/EC) shows that the main hazards in the cross-border area, comes from fertilizer industry, chemical industry, transport of dangerous substances, storing of petrochemicals, power supply and water treatment.

The necessity of implementation of core infrastructure for TIC detection in the cross-border area, resides in the requirements of fulfilling the obligation imposed by the 96/82/EC Directive (SEVESO II) and by the UNECE Convention on trans boundary effects of industrial accidents (signed by both Romania and Bulgaria).

Project Acronym: EMERSYS
MIS-ETC Code: 774
Application number: 2(4i)-2.2-1
Date of Approval: 28.11.2011
Duration: 24 month (2013 - 2015)
Funding Programme: Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013
Project Cost: 6,428,807.22 Euro
Project ERDF Funding: 5,071,602.09 Euro
Romanian State Budget Contribution: 451,708.05 Euro
Bulgarian State Budget Contribution: 325,594.63 Euro
Project Status: Active
Lead Partner: IFIN-HH, Romania

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Romania - Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007 - 2013 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund
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