Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism

  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Date Posted: 12 June 2013
  • Source: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

This study, which focused primarily upon the hazards posed by radioactive fallout, used detailed fallout predictions from several advanced models developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  The results of the modeling and analysis showed that the largest potential for reducing casualties during the post-detonation response phase comes from reducing exposure to fallout radiation.  This can be accomplished through sheltering followed by informed, delayed evacuation.  This study details the importance of a public protection strategy, identifies how to set responder priorities, and finally refutes common myths while identifying key planning considerations.

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