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Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response

Additional Resources

General Information on Radiation and Emergency Response
Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) / Dirty Bombs
Radiation Exposure Devices (RED)
Nuclear Blasts & Improvised Nuclear Devices (IND)
Nuclear Power Plants and Other Fixed-Site Nuclear Hazards
  • Nuclear Power Plants. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Training
Shelter-in-Place and Evacuation
  • Shelter-in-Place in a Radiation Emergency. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • How to Evacuate (during a radiation emergency). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Radiation Exposures & Dosimetry
Decontamination & Contamination Management
Medical Countermeasures (MCM) and Medical Management
Psychological Resilience During an Emergency Response
Emergency Communications
Recovery
Actual Radiation Emergency Responses
Securing Radioactive Materials
Miscellaneous
Radiation Emergency Resources by State
State Link
Alabama http://www.adph.org/radiation/Default.asp?id=6325
Alaska http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Emergency/Pages/prepared/radiological.aspx
Arizonaa https://dema.az.gov/emergency-management/preparedness/technological-hazards-branch
Arkansas https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/radiation-control
California https://www.caloes.ca.gov/Cal-OES-Divisions/Planning-Preparedness
Colorado https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe
Connecticut http://www.ct.gov/demhs/cwp/view.asp?a=1929&q=441512
Delaware http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/orc.html
DC https://hsema.dc.gov/
Florida http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radiation-control/index.html
Georgia https://epd.georgia.gov/radiation-protection-programs
Guam http://dphss.guam.gov/?q=content%2Fradiological-health-program
Hawaii http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/radiation/
Idaho http://www.deq.idaho.gov/inl-oversight/emergency-preparedness.aspx
Illinois https://www.illinois.gov/iema/NRS/pages/default.aspx
Indiana http://www.in.gov/dhs/3523.htm
Iowa https://www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/programs/radio_emerg_prep.html
Kansas http://www.kdheks.gov/radiation/rad_emerg_preparedness.htm
Kentucky https://kyem.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana https://deq.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=emergency-radiological-services-division
Maine https://www.maine.gov/MEMA/techhazards/index.shtml
Maryland https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Air/RadiologicalHealth/Pages/index.aspx
Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/service-details/emergency-preparedness-planning-section-of-the-radiation-control-program
Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,7-135-3312_4120_4243---,00.html
Minnesota https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/radiological-emergency-preparedness/Pages/default.aspx
Mississippi http://www.msema.org/news/replacement-snap-for-current-recipients-in-federally-declared-disaster-areas/
Missouri https://sema.dps.mo.gov/programs/radiological_emergency_preparedness.php
Montana https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/phep/index
Nebraska https://nema.nebraska.gov/tech-hazard/rep-radiological-emergency-preparedness
Nevada http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/Radiation-Incidents/Radiation-Incidents_-_Home/
New Hampshire https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/radiological/nhep-radevents.htm
New Jersey https://www.state.nj.us/dep/rpp/index.htm
New Mexico https://www.env.nm.gov/rcb/
New York http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/radiological/index.cfm
North Carolina http://www.ncradiation.net/
North Dakota https://deq.nd.gov/WM/Radiation/
Ohio https://ema.ohio.gov/RadiologicalBranch.aspx
Oklahoma https://www.deq.ok.gov/divisions/lpd/
Oregon https://www.oregon.gov/OEM/Pages/default.aspx
Pennsylvania https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/RadiationProtection/Pages/default.aspx
Puerto Rico no information
Rhode Island http://www.riema.ri.gov/resources/emergencymanager/prepare/radiological/index.php
South Carolina https://scdhec.gov/disaster-preparedness/radiation-nuclear-safety
South Dakota https://dps.sd.gov/emergency-services/emergency-management
Tennessee https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/rh-radiological-health1.html
Texas https://tdem.texas.gov/
Utah https://deq.utah.gov/division-waste-management-radiation-control
Vermont https://vem.vermont.gov/programs/rerp
Virginia http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/radiological-health/radiological-health/emergency-preparedness/
Washington https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Radiation/RadiologicalEmergencyPreparedness
West Virginia http://dhsem.wv.gov/REP%20Program/Pages/REP-Plans-and-Procedures.aspx
Wisconsin https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wem/preparedness/radiological-preparedness
Wyoming https://hls.wyo.gov
  1. Covers nuclear power plant(s) only.

* Document or other resource available for a fee through the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), which was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964 to "collect, analyze, develop and disseminate in the public interest information and recommendations about protection against radiation."

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