Technologies to Improve Efficiency of Waste Management and Cleanup After an RDD Incident: Standard Operational Guideline   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in close coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), has initiated the Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP). WARRP is designed to develop guidance to reduce the time and resources required to recover a wide urban area (specifically, Denver) following a chemical, biological, or radiological incident, including meeting public health requirements and restoring critical infrastructure (CI), and key resources (KR) (both civilian and military) and high-traffic areas. WARRP planning documents generated for the Denver UASI could potentially be used as templates and adapted by other urban areas to plan for recovery from wide-area, all-hazards incidents. This Standard Operational Guideline (SOG) describes technologies that may be employed for decontamination and cleanup in the aftermath of a radiological dispersal device (RDD) ('dirty bomb' attack). Responding to such an incident may involve waste staging, screening, segregation, treatment, transportation, and disposal. This document focuses on the application of technologies to minimize the generation of waste and segregate waste by type and level of contamination, which will facilitate further treatment and ultimate disposal. The Annex to this document provides detailed information on each technology, including a qualitative ranking of attributes significant to implementation, that will assist decision-makers in selecting the appropriate technology(ies) for a given situation."

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EPA/600/R-13/124; Environmental Protection Agency/600/R-13/124
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