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2023 Planning Guidance for Radiological Dispersal Device Incidents

Jan 23, 2024

FEMA has released 2023 “Planning Guidance for Responding to and Recovering from Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Incidents: After the Initial Response.” The guidance provides planners with a framework for the sustained response to and recovery from a radiological dispersal device incident occurring anywhere within the United States, its territories or in tribal nations.

This publication provides a starting point to enable emergency planners, responders and jurisdictional leaders to identify, prioritize and implement response and recovery strategies tailored to specific radiological dispersal device scenarios they may face.

This guidance includes how to best determine and select protective measures, remediation options and incident objectives, as well as a socioeconomically responsible long-term recovery effort. It will also help emergency planners and leaders formulate timely, effective and equitable decisions in the face of incomplete data and high levels of uncertainty, as is often the case in the early phases of an incident involving radiological materials.

Click here to download the guidance.


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