Health Effects Message Testing: Detonation of Improvised Nuclear Device

  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Date Posted: 12 June 2013
  • Source: CDC

In 2009-2010, the Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group, a federal interagency group of communications and radiation subject matter experts, developed key messages for affected communities, as well as the rest of the nation, to be used during the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation. These messages are intended to provide key lifesaving protective action guidance as well as responses to questions anticipated in such an event. Although incident-specific messages will still be needed, these messages will enable decision makers and communicators to provide consistent, well-developed information about a variety of concerns that will arise among the public.

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