ABSTRACT

Local Public Health Preparedness for Radiological and Nuclear Incidents   [open pdf - 3MB]

"According to the 2010 National Security Strategy, the American people face no greater or more urgent danger than a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon. If State and local public health officials do not plan for such incidents, local public health departments will not be adequately prepared to quickly respond and protect the public. Although the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires nuclear powerplants to have emergency plans for their facilities and the immediate surrounding area, no Federal entity requires States or localities to have public health emergency plans for nonpowerplant radiological and/or nuclear (RN) incidents, such as a terrorist attack."

Report Number:
OEI-04-10-00250
Publisher:
Date:
2012-01
Retrieved From:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General: http://oig.hhs.gov
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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