Interagency Technical Evaluation Paper for Section 127 (f) of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002   [open pdf - 7MB]

This paper was prepared by the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC), Subcommittee on Potassium Iodide (KI) for Dr. John H. Marburger III, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. More specifically, in this evaluation paper, the Subcommittee was asked to "conduct a technical review and gather data on the impacts and effects of alternatives to the distribution of potassium iodide (KI) in the 10-20 mile zone around nuclear power plants. [...] The FRPCC is a national-level forum for the development and coordination of radiological prevention and preparedness policies and procedures. It also provides policy guidance for Federal radiological incident management activities in support of State, tribal and local government radiological emergency planning and preparedness activities. The FRPCC is an interagency body consisting of the coordinating and cooperating agencies discussed in this Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA), chaired by DHS/FEMA. [...] Under existing regulations, the FRPCC is now composed from 20 Federal Departments, agencies, and offices that work together to assure that the United States is safe from radiological incidents, involving nuclear or radioactive materials, including acts of terrorism."

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