Category Archives: Radiological Defense

Radiological Emergency Response


HERE is a link to the published document superseding the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan [FRERP] published in the Federal Register originally in 1986! http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf_nuclearradiologicalincidentannex.pdf I cannot speak to all the agencies that may be signatory to this document but … Continue reading

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A NUDET in DC?


Extract from Secrecy News of FAS provided by Steve Aftergood: http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dhs/fema/ncr.pdf PREPARING FOR THE AFTERMATH OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM What would happen if a 10 kiloton nuclear explosive were detonated in downtown Washington, DC at the intersection of 16th and K … Continue reading

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HEALTH PHYSICS


From time to time I use this blog to remind me of something important or to even refresh my memory or learn some new things. Health Physics is a crucial but large unknown field to outsiders. So from Wikipedia–And BTW … Continue reading

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FUKASHIMA FALLOUT?


Although not related to this post–Would it be a war crime to target nuclear power plants with strategic nuclear weapons or even conventional weapons? And an interesting news release from World Watch below: PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Contact: Supriya … Continue reading

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REP-Radiological Emergency Preparedness


REP-Radiological Emergency Preparedness IN a program that is FEMA’s closest to formal public health and safety regulatory effort outside of the NFIP the REP [Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program] effort dating back to the Carter Administration, new revised guidance has been … Continue reading

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IAEA’s International Nuclear Event Scale


Go to:  International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) http://www.iaea.org/ns/tutorials/regcontrol/appendix/app96.htm Looks like a 7 to me!

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KI As Prophylactic in Japan and US!


Someone I know quite well wrote the following letter to the NY Times and it was of course published! Peter Crane fought for KI distribution both while employed by NRC and post-employment. An honorable man and dedicated civil servant now … Continue reading

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