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Homeland Security Council Planning Guidance for a Nuclear Detonation
Entry ID: HSC_PlanningGuidanceResponseNuclearDetonation
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Summary
Abstract: The purpose of this guidance is to provide emergency planners with nuclear detonation-specific response recommendations to maximize the preservation of life in the event of an urban nuclear detonation. This guidance addresses the unique effects and impacts of a nuclear detonation such as scale of destruction, shelter and evacuation strategies, unparalleled medical demands, management of nuclear casualties, and radiation dose management concepts.

The guidance is aimed at response activities in an environment with a severely compromised infrastructure for the first few days when it is likely that many Federal resources will still be en route to the incident. The target audiences for the guidance are response planners and their leadership. Emergency responders should also benefit in understanding and applying this guidance.

Source: United State of America Homeland Security

Service Citation
Originators: United State of America Homeland Security Council
Title: Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation: Second Edition
Release_Date: 2010-06-01
Edition: Second Edition
URL: http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/docs/er/planning-guidance-for-response-...
ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTH
Service Provider
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Service Provider Personnel
Name: HOMELAND SECURITY DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTACT
Phone: 571-309-9314
Email: hsdl at nps.edu
Contact Address:
411 Dyer Road
City: Monterey
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93943
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: File
Distribution_Size: 964 KB
Distribution_Format: PDF
Personnel
HOMELAND SECURITY DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTACT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 571-309-9314
Email: hsdl at nps.edu
Contact Address:
411 Dyer Road
City: Monterey
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 93943
Country: USA

MICHAEL MORAHAN
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5107
Fax: 301-614-5304
Email: Michael.P.Morahan at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Glasstone, Samuel and Philip J. Dolan. 1977. The Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.

US Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. 2008. Planning Guidance for Protection and Recovery Following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents, Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 149.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-04-26
SERF Last Revision Date: 2014-03-20
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