Title: Instrument selection and use for measurements in a radiological emergency

Authors: Carson A. Riland

Addresses: National Security Technologies, P.O. Box 98521, M/S: RSL-13, Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521, USA

Abstract: A discussion of monitoring during a radiological emergency response is presented. This paper focuses on a response for the USA, but many principles would also apply for other countries. This paper starts with a discussion on instrument selection and preparation. Different scenarios based on materials involved and responder levels are presented with equipment concerns for each. This paper discusses field monitoring for both environmental concerns and public screening. This paper ends with a brief summary of respondent health and safety issues.

Keywords: radiation; emergency management; monitoring; instrument selection; instrument use; detection; radiological emergency; instrument preparation; emergency preparedness; environmental concerns; public screening; health and safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2007.014293

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2007 Vol.4 No.3, pp.394 - 407

Published online: 30 Jun 2007 *

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