Day 30: The Impact of Mass Evacuations on Host Communities Following Nuclear Terrorism

  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Date Posted: 12 June 2013
  • Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

This white paper was prepared  by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness for the workshop on Nationwide Response to an Improvised  Nuclear Device Attack. The workshop was held January 23-24, 2013 and was hosted by the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events with the National Association of County and City Health  Officials. The paper investigates what the mid- to long-term public health and related implications would be for communities that abruptly and involuntarily become host to large numbers of evacuees. How will a host community accommodate enormous and sudden population expansion in the wake of a nuclear attack?

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