Accession Number : ADA114180

Title :   Guide for the Design and Development of a Local Radiological Defense Support System.

Descriptive Note : Civil preparedness guide,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grow,Robert

PDF Url : ADA114180

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : This publication was developed to provide guidance to local director/coordinators, and Radiological Defense (RADEF) staff, for designing and developing local RADEF support systems. In some communities, the application of this guidance may require only the realignment or improvement of already existing capabilities. In others, the design, development and implementation of additional capabilities may be necessary. The guide is designed to be a working tool. It contains guides, checklists, and worksheets to help in the development of the local RADEF support system. First, it should be read in total to provide a complete picture of the RADEF program. However, it is developed in sections which can stand alone and be used separately. This may result in minor repetition of some points. Most importantly, the guide is written from the point of view that a person need not be an expert in nuclear physics or fully understand the biological effects of radiation to help implement a local RADEF support system. If properly used, it will assist any community to develop a more reliable RADEF program.

Descriptors :   *Nuclear radiation, *Nuclear radiation protection, *Radiation protection, Radiation effects, Radiation damage, Nuclear warfare, Radioactivity, Radioactive contamination, Decontamination, Fallout, Fallout shelters, Radiation hazards, Civil affairs, Planning, Civil defense

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE