Updated: 24-Nov-2003 EADRCC Exercises


Exercise “Dacia 2003”, scheduled to take place from 7 to 10 October 2003, is a contribution of Romania to the Partnership Work Programme (PWP) for 2003
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Protecting populations against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks -Video Interview with Steve Orosz

Exercise "Dacia 2003"

7-10 October 2003

Latest news
Participation by Belgium
10 Oct - The Belgian team came to Dacia 2003 with 35 personnel, through B-Fast, a national interdepartmental organization including representatives of the Ministries of Defense and Interior.
Day 3 - 9 October 2003
9 Oct - The third day of Dacia 2003 was mostly used to refine the procedures previously practiced.
Day 2 - 8 October 2003
8 Oct - Early morning on Tuesday, it appeared that many civilians would need radiological screening and possible medical assistance. So as of 8:30, the local authorities – also called LEMA - decided to ask the Romanian, Italian, Ukrainian and Turkish teams to deploy and start checking the population.
Day 1 - 7 October 2003
7 Oct - At 8:03 on Tuesday morning, a new explosion takes place, again in the area of the stadium (Site 1), this time damaging the water pump station (Site 2). Two persons are killed and eight injured.

More stories
Participation by Norway - 9 October 2003
Interview with Dr. Lucian BIRO, State Secretary, President of the National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN) - 9 October 2003
Interview with Colonel Liviu Viorel Nemes, the Head of the Romanian Civil Protection Command - 9 October 2003
Participation by Austria - 8 October 2003
Participation by Moldova - 8 October 2003
Participation by Portugal - 8 October 2003
Participation by Ukraine - 7 October 2003

Background information

On 3 October 2003, a number of heavy explosions occur in Bucharest, Ploiesti and Pitesti. All these explosions are claimed by a terrorist group also threatening with following-on actions. The National Security Council decides to put the security forces at a higher state of alert, also in view of the "127 International Football Tournament" to be is held in Romania from 5 to 10 October 2003.

A few days later, an international demonstration exercise on "Consequence Management following a Terrorist attack on Railway Infrastructure involving Hazardous Materials" is conducted in Romania. Several specialized teams from EAPC countries participate in this seminar [they will be the teams participating to the NATO/ EADRCC exercise].

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