Communication of uncertainty with respect to communicating dose estimates…
…in the general public with data derived from probabilistic modelling assessments.
The uncertainties in the method and assumptions used to assess the radiation doses to consumers resulting from authorised discharges of radioactivity are not usually communicated in reports of the dose assessment. If the uncertainties are mentioned the treatment is rarely transparent. This may make it difficult for the public to gauge the risks from the discharges.
This work has been commissioned to review methods currently in use to communicate the uncertainties in dose assessments and to propose methods that the Agency may use to more effectively communicate uncertainties.