Use of Common Explosives

Get Distance

Info From Local Authorities

 

SPECIFIC TERRORIST THREATS

Radiation Threat

A radiation threat or "Dirty Bomb" is the use of common explosives to spread radioactive materials over a targeted area.


 

Stay Informed

Shield Yourself

Limit Exposure

A radiation threat, commonly referred to as a "dirty bomb" or "radiological dispersion device (RDD)", is the use of common explosives to spread radioactive materials over a targeted area. It is not a nuclear blast. The force of the explosion and radioactive contamination will be more localized. While the blast will be immediately obvious, the presence of radiation will not be clearly defined until trained personnel with specialized equipment are on the scene. As with any radiation, you want to try to limit exposure.
If There is a Radiation Threat or "Dirty Bomb"


To limit the amount of radiation you are exposed to, think about shielding, distance and time.


* Shielding: If you have a thick shield between yourself and the radioactive materials more of the radiation will be absorbed, and you will be exposed to less.

* Distance: The farther away you are away from the blast and the fallout the lower your exposure.

* Time: Minimizing time spent exposed will also reduce your risk.
As with any emergency, local authorities may not be able to immediately provide information on what is happening and what you should do. However, you should watch TV, listen to the radio, or check the Internet often for official news and information as it becomes available.

 

 

 

 

 

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