Radiological emergency preparedness ensures protective actions can and will be taken in the event of a radiological release. As an overarching principle, protective actions should balance protection with other important factors and ensure that actions result in more benefit than harm. Evacuation has long been considered the principal protective action to avoid or reduce dose in the event of a radiological release. But evacuation is not without its own risk. Furthermore, sheltering-in-place has been shown to be more protective than was once understood. This session will explore the risks associated with protective actions and will give insight into the future of protective action strategies by examining the science that will inform tomorrow’s decisionmakers.
- Todd Smith, Senior Level Advisor for Emergency Preparedness, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC e-mail: Todd.Smith@nrc.gov
- Bethany Cecere, Nuclear Systems Engineer, Operations Branch, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC e-mail: Bethany.Cecere@nrc.gov
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