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Radiation Basics Resources Available

As an amendment to the “Radiation Basics for Public Health, Emergency Management, and First Responders” session at the 2017 Preparedness Summit, please see the two resources available here:

NCRP Report No. 165 Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers

This report on Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers provides a comprehensive analysis of key decision points and information needed by decision makers at the local, regional, state, tribal and federal levels in responding to radiological or nuclear terrorism incidents. It provides a framework for preparedness efforts by describing in depth the information that should be acquired and communicated as a basis for the decision-making process. This Report is written with consideration of basic information that may be useful to planners developing local and regional response plans that in turn should be used to support training and exercise programs to prepare for acts of radiological or nuclear terrorism. The Report provides valuable supplementary information in support of the U.S. National Response Framework, the National Incident Management System, and other federal and state guidance that has been issued in recent years.

Radioactive Sources: Opportunities Exist for Federal Agencies to Strengthen Transportation Security

Concerns have been raised that risk-significant sources could be stolen by terrorists and used to create a “dirty bomb.” NRC is responsible for licensing the possession and use of these sources. DOT regulates the transport of such sources, and DHS is responsible for securing all modes of transportation.

GAO was asked to review the security of these sources during ground transport. This report examines (1) the steps that NRC, DOT, and DHS have taken since September 11, 2001, to strengthen the security of these sources; and (2) the challenges that exist to further strengthening the security of these sources during ground transport and opportunities to address them.

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