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Radiation Protection

Incident Response Guidance for Radioanalytical Laboratories

The incident guides below describe the likely analytical decision paths that would be required by personnel at a radioanalytical laboratory following a radiological or nuclear incident, such as that caused by a terrorist attack. EPA's responsibilities, as outlined in the National Response Framework (NRF) Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) (PDF)(32 pp, 229.73 K, About PDF), include response and recovery actions to detect and identify radioactive substances and to coordinate federal radiological monitoring and assessment activities. These documents were developed to provide guidance to those radioanalytical laboratories that will support EPA's response and recovery actions following a radiological or nuclear Incident of National Significance (INS).

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