Radiological Dispersion Devices - A.K.A "The Dirty Bomb"
If a radiological dispersion device is set off in the United States, we can also survive and clean up the subsequent contamination. Planning for and responding to use of radiological dispersion devices requires the entire emergency planning community. The health physicist role is to provide expertise in the area of radiation safety, radiation effects, and behavior of radionuclides.
This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Emerging Technologies, Part 1 Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.