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1 May 2002 Radiation Scientists and Homeland Security
Christopher M. Rose
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Rose, C. M. Radiation Scientists and Homeland Security. Radiat. Res. 157, 607–609 (2002).

Radiation scientists represent an important resource in homeland defense. Security analysts worry that a crude but deadly radiological bomb might be fashioned from stolen nuclear material and a few sticks of dynamite. Such a device could kill dozens, hundreds, and possibly thousands and could contaminate a square mile or more. Emergency workers may call upon radiation scientists to aid the injured. Educational materials are available on the ACR, ASTRO, and RRS websites, linked to the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to provide radiation workers material that they can use to help emergency room and civil defense personnel after a terrorist attack. Radiation scientists are urged to obtain these materials and contact their local hospital and public health authorities to volunteer their services and expertise.

Christopher M. Rose "Radiation Scientists and Homeland Security," Radiation Research 157(5), 607-609, (1 May 2002).[0607:RSAHS]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 May 2002
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