Modeling of Nuclear and Radiological Incidents with the Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability (HPAC) Code


M. G. W. Phillips, G. A. Falo, J. W. Collins, F. Szrom


The events of 11 September 2001 have prompted the U.S. Army to assess tools that are available to assist personnel (soldiers) that respond to terrorist incidents on domestic and foreign soils. In particular the United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine's Health Physics Program (USACHPPM/HPP) has been evaluating computer-modeling codes that predict the effects and potential hazards associated with nuclear or radiological incidents.


This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Operational Health Physics Aspects/Impacts of Homeland Defense Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.

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